Ifeanyi (ee-FAH-nyee) Awachie (AH-wah-CHYAY) is a Nigerian-American writer and curator passionate about creating black and African representation through storytelling and programming. With a B.A. in English and creative writing from Yale University, Ifeanyi is author of personal nonfiction work Summer in Igboland and works as a spoken word poet and journalist. As an undergraduate, Ifeanyi founded contemporary African arts festival AFRICA SALON. Continuing to demonstrate her talent for producing dynamic, meaningful, and sustainable cultural programming, Ifeanyi founded Literary Happy Hour, a reading and performance series for writers of color in New Haven, Connecticut. Ifeanyi is currently studying for an M.A. in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at SOAS, University of London, with a focus on film and music from Nigeria and the African-American diaspora.
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