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Nkenna Akunna


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Nkenna Akunna is an Igbo writer and performer from London. She is the winner of the 2022 Papatango Prize, 2021 Rosa Parks Playwriting Award and Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award (2nd place) from the Kennedy Center, and the 2021 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting (2nd place). Akunna is co-director at Skin Deep, a femme-led collective that makes space for Black creatives and creatives of colour through cultural production, and she is currently completing an MFA in Playwriting at Brown University.

Akunna lives and works between London and New England, USA. More information about Nkenna can be found at her website here.