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Authors from the Diaspora: A Reading List by Yvonne Orji

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Yvonne Orji

The Center for Fiction Annual Awards Benefit on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. EST is a jubilee in celebration of the power of imagination and the will for social justice. The phenomenal Yvonne Orji—who many of us know as the whipsmart and ambitious Molly on HBO’s groundbreaking comedy Insecure—will emcee! In addition to being a talented actor, comedian, and writer, Yvonne is an avid reader with lots of pride for her Nigerian heritage. She shared some of her recent favorite books by authors of the Diaspora. Add Yvonne’s picks to your winter reading list!

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About the Author

Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actor, comedian, and writer known for her Emmy- and NAACP Image-nominated performance in HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series “Insecure.” In 2018 she made her feature film debut in Universal’s Night School and she is the co-host of the podcast “Jesus & Jollof,” alongside Luvvie Ajayi. A distinguished stand-up comedian, Orji released her critically acclaimed HBO comedy special “Momma I Made It!” earlier this year. She is currently at work on her first book, due next spring.