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          2024 Bigfoot Poetry Festival
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Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta

Okparanta_cover_webBorn in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Chinelo Okparanta is the author of Happiness, Like Water. Her honors include an O. Henry Prize, a Lambda Award, and finalist selections for the Young Lions, the Caine Prize, and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her stories have appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, and Tin House, among others. She lives in New York.

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