News & Events
Latest News

Two new interviews with Chika are now available: the first on the website the common breath, the second in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Chika has recently published an article in the Lagos Review entitled 'Five things Covid-19 Has Taught Me About Life'. You can read it here.

Listen to Chika discuss her new collection of short stories, Better Never Than Late, here.

Chika has recently published two pieces: the first, a short story entitled 'The Weight of Love', appears in the new issue of Wasafiri (accessible here behind a paywall); the second, an opinion piece on climate change and activists from the developing world, is available on the Guardian website here.

Chika's short story, 'How to Survive a Heatwave' (also part of her new collection Better Never Than Late), has been published online on Literary Hub. You can read it here.

The first review of Chika's new book Better Never Than Late has been written by Brian Chikwava and is available here.

Chika's new collection of short stories, Better Never Than Late, has been published.


Chika's short story, 'The Itinerary of Grief' has been published in the online magazine Out of Print. You can read it here.

Chika's short story 'Saving Agu's Wife' has been republished in Europe Now. It is available here.


Upcoming Appearances

No upcoming appearances at the moment.


Past Events

Afreeculture Festival, Marrakech, Morocco
19-20 February 2020

Afropean Bridges 2020
19-20 March 2020
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy

ANPA 25th Anniversary Convention and Scientific Assembly
Capitol Hilton, Washington DC, USA
28 June 2019, 9.30

17th Annual St Martin Book Fair
St Martin, Caribbean
6-8 June 2019

Book Fest Gwinnett
Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College St NW, Norcross, GA 30071 USA
15 June 2019, 13.00-13.45

University of Georgia Reading: Chika Unigwe
Cine 234 W. Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601, USA
5 February 2019, 19.00

ZEE JLF at Boulder
Boulder, USA
21-23 September 2018
Events: 'How to Read a Novelist: John Freeman in conversation with Amitava Kumar, Chika Unigwe, Kiran Desai, and Preti Taneja' (22 September 2018); 'On Sister's Street: Chika Unigwe and Marcia Douglas in conversation' (23 September 2018)

Kweli International Literary Festival
New York Times Conference Center, New York, USA
21 July 2018

Writing in Migration Book Festival
Kino Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin, Germany
26-28 April 2018

Jaipur Literature Festival
Hotel Diggi Palace, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India
25-29 January 2018

Gender and Sexuality in Africa
Kemeny Hall 008, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
3 November 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm

Festival of the European Short Story
28 May 28 - 2 June 2017
Zagreb, Croatia

African Feminist Conversations: Writing Sex and Prostitution in History and Fiction
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, PennState College of the Liberal Arts, University Park, PA 16802, USA
26 April 2017, 18.00

Tribute to Buchi Emecheta
Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
25 March 2017, 13.00

Berklee College of Music, Boston MA, USA
17 March 2017

“Illuminating Lives: The Biographical Impulse in Postcolonial Literatures”
International symposium, University of Liège, Belgium
2-3 March 2017

“New Global Africa: Confrontation and Connections”
International event organized by Chika Unigwe, Brown University, USA
15 February 2017

Abantu Book Festival
Soweto, South Africa
10 December 2016

Global Africana Forum
Darmouth College, Hanover NH, USA
13 November 2016

Mónica de la Torre and Chika Unigwe
Reading, Brown University, Providence RI, USA
13 October 2016, 19.00-20.00

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