March 2019

What’s New · An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor

Join us for an evening with an award-winning novelist whose imagination the New York Times described as “stunning.” Cincinnati native Nnedi Okorafor writes African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. She is known for weaving African culture and folklore into creative, evocative settings with memorable characters. She also is the author of the Black Panther comics from Marvel Comics and authored a spinoff graphic novel, Wakanda Forever.

An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Main Library in the Reading Garden Lounge. A book signing will follow the presentation and books will be available for purchase courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 18. Tickets to the presentation are $5 and are limited to 4 tickets per person. This ticket does not include reserved seating. A limited number of tickets are also available for a special pre-event reception. This $100 ticket includes:

  • A copy of Binti: The Complete Trilogy, with a signed book plate
  • The opportunity to meet Nnedi Okorafor
  • Light appetizers and drinks
  • Reserved seating at the event

Visit the Library Foundation’s website to purchase tickets.

Watch parties are also being planned at the following branch locations: Anderson, North Central, Sharonville and Symmes Township.

For more information on this event, call 513-369-6900 or email

An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor is made possible by the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Fund, with support from the Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.