Okorie will be a part of writing, research and academic workshops led by top authors around the world.
Nigerian writer and academic, Mitterand Okorie, has been awarded the 2022/2023 James Currey Fellowship by the University of Oxford. He will be serving as an Academic Visitor at the university’s African Studies Centre, and replacing the inaugural James Currey Fellow, Stephen Embleton.
The James Currey Society was founded to popularise further to the world the work and legacy of British writer, publisher, and editor, James Currey.
This news of Okorie’s appointment was announced yesterday by the founder of the James Currey Society, Onyeka Nwelue.
Asides other opportunities that come with the James Currey Fellowship, Okorie will be a part of writing, research and academic workshops led by top authors around the world.
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Mitterand Okorie is an author and scholar who holds a PhD in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies from UKZN. He is the author of All That Was Bright and Ugly, and Onyeka Nwelue: A Troubled Life. He co-founded, in 2019, the Johannesburg-based literary organisation, World Arts Agency.