Ijeoma UMEBINYUO (Nigeria), born in Lagos, is the author of Questions for Ada. In 2016, Ijeoma was named one of the top contemporary poets emerging from Africa by the Writivism, which is one of the most important literary festivals in Africa. Her works have been translated into French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. Widely disseminated in print, her poetry also enjoys popularity on international social media. Ijeoma was invited to give TEDx talks in the Cooper Union and her talk seeks to understand and dismantle the tradition of silence.