Lunch and a Draft

12:00-1:30 in Helen C. White Hall, Room 6172 (pre-registration required)

Join Professor Ainehi Edoro for lunch and a conversation about her latest book-in-progress, Forest Imaginaries: How African Novels Think. In this intimate and interactive lunch with the writer and scholar, undergraduate students will have the chance to talk with Edoro about her own writing process. Students will then have a chance to workshop an excerpted chapter of Forest Imaginaries, offering their comments, questions, and suggestions to the writer. Lunch will be provided. Limited to 15 students.

To register for this event: Please click here to be taken to the Office of Human Resources’ online registration system. You will receive an email confirmation from the UW-Madison Writing Center once the registration goes through.



Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English with a joint appointment in the African Cultural Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches and does research on African literature, political theory, and literature in social media. Edoro is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper, a leading online platform dedicated to African writing and literary culture. Her current book project is titled Forest Imaginaries: How African Novels Think. In 2018, she made Okay Africa’s Top 100 Women list in honor of her work in media and publishing. She publishes essays and commentaries about contemporary African fiction in mainstream publications such as The Guardian and Africa is a Country.