Uzodinma Iweala


Country: Nigeria/USA

Uzodinma Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. He is the CEO of The Africa Center in New York, which promotes a new narrative of Africa and its diaspora through a focus on culture, policy, and business. He has written three books, Beasts of No Nation (2005), Our Kind of People (2012), and Speak No Evil (2018).

Uzodinma Iweala adalah seorang penulis pemenang penghargaan, sutradara, dan dokter. Ia adalah CEO dari The Africa Center di New York. Sebuah ruang yang mempromosikan narasi baru Afrika dan penyebarannya melalui fokus terhadap budaya, kebijakan, dan bisnis. Uzodinma telah menulis tiga buku yang berjudul Beasts of No Nation (2005), Our Kind of People (2012), dan Speak No Evil (2018).

Appearing in

Main Program: Africa is Not a Country

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie famously warned of “the danger of a single story”: if we choose to hear only a single story about a country — or continent — we risk …


Main Program: Uzodinma Iweala: Speak No Evil

Uzodinma Iweala’s debut novel Beasts of No Nation announced an important new writer. He returns with Speak No Evil, the story of Niru, a Nigerian-American coming of age and coming …


Special Event: Look Who’s Coming to Lunch at Nusantara by Locavore

Nusantara is the Indonesian archipelago. From Sumatra to Sulawesi, take a culinary journey across 17,000 islands in the finest literary company. Alongside some of the Festival’s most fascinating speakers, you’ll …