Wassup Africa…! we are pleased to introduce to you Itoro Udofia who is a writer, performing artist, cultural worker, and educator based in Oakland, CA. She was born in Houston, TX and raised in South-bridge Massachusetts. She loves to tell stories that showcase strong female protagonists defying social conventions.
As a first generation Nigerian writer, writing in this way is a liberating and healing process. You can find her work in Slice Magazine, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Trans-nationalism, and the anthology Two Countries: US Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents published by Red Hen Press. She has received an Honorable mention from the Speculative Literature Foundation and recently, she won third place for Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award for her story, To the Children Growing Up in the Aftermath of their Parents War. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, San Francisco Writers Grotto, Edward Albee Foundation, RADAR Productions, Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) and New York Foundation for the Arts.
Itoro’s latest work: Story titled “RUNNING” belongs to a larger story which will be her first novel entitled, The Soil Below. This story follows the lives of four generations of Nigerian women grappling with generational trauma, immigration, spirituality, redemption, and change.
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