Andrée Simon is passionate about the economic empowerment of women, which she says allows them to invest in the health, education, and well-being of their families, leading to stronger families and communities around the globe. As the Acting CEO of Women for Women International (WfWI), Andree leads the organization's global efforts to provide women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.
Nnedi Okorafor is an award novelist of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi's work titled "Weapons of Mass Creation", The New York Times called Nnedi's imagination "stunning". Her novels include Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award) and Long Juju Man (winner of the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa). Her latest novel, Who Fears Death (DAW Books, 2010), is a dark, gritty magical realist narrative that evenly combines African literature and fantasy/science fiction into a powerful story of genocide and of the woman who reshapes her world. Nnedi holds a PhD in English. Visit Nnedi at nnedi.com.
Lori Hollander THE KITCHEN COUNSELLOR. ART BASEL
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