Irenosen Okojie & Dima Alzayat
Past Event
Books & Debates

Global Conversations: Legally Not Alien

Irenosen Okojie (UK) & Dima Alzayat (USA)
Thu 19 May 2022
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Irenosen Okojie and Dima Alzayat share how they leverage 'otherness' to subvert mainstream Western narratives, make striking art and present more nuanced global perspectives

Our online Global Conversations series enables dialogues across borders between some of the most creative minds of our planet

Irenosen Okojie has a reputation for creating incredible fictional worlds and mind-boggling, shape-shifting characters. However, her work is constant in exploring otherness, whether in her début novel Butterly Fish or her short story collections Speak Gigantular and Nudibranch. 

Dima Alzayat uses complex, transgressive characters to flip the notion of Americanness in her début short story collection Alligator and Other Stories