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Books to read and see. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.⁠

Updated: Oct 4, 2020

Feminist books everyone should read.⁠ Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.⁠

📖In this novel set during and after Nigeria’s civil war, author Chinelo Okparanta tells the story of Ijeoma. After falling in love with another girl, Ijeoma comes to terms with her sexuality and herself in a society unwilling to accept her.⁠

Who is this #remarkable woman?⁠

Okparanta has published short stories in publications including Granta, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, Subtropics and The Coffin Factory, and has held fellowships or visiting professorships at The University of Iowa, Colgate University, Purdue University, City College of New York, and Columbia University. She is currently Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing (Fiction) at Bucknell University, where she is also C. Graydon and Mary E. Rogers Faculty Research Fellow. Her essays have appeared in AGNI, The Story Prize blog, and the University of Iowa International Writing Program blog⁠ ⁠

Pic by Chinelo Okparanta⁠ ⁠


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