Now, there is something fun, and yes literary, happening next week. Two award winning writers, Toni Kan (Nigerian) author of Nights of the Creaking Bed and Doreen Baingana (Ugandan), author of Tropical Fish will talk about Eros and Desire in both their work and in African writing. Increasingly, contemporary African fiction explores aspects of everyday life as a theme, including the previously taboo areas of love and sex. What does this mean for the changing nature of African literature and African society? Do books such as Nights of the Creaking Bed and Tropical Fish represent a more progressive and open relationship to African realities? All this and more will be explored in what will prove to be a fascinating dialogue between West and East Africa.
So where would you rather be?
Date: Tues 29th September 2009
Venue: Quintessence, Falomo Shopping Centre, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Space for only 45 people, so prompt arrival is highly recommended. For further information please contact Kofo 08065940184.