Well, looking at the events invites that we have, Abuja looks like the new cool. The folks in Abuja are definitely lucky at the moment, with this week long literary fun. Lagos still rawks o! No doubt :)
Infusion Presents Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sister Street.
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2010.
Time: 6:00 PM
Venue: JB’s Grill Maitama Amusement Park.
Gate: N500 Win Infusion Cupcakes in free Raffle Draw.
Chika Unigwe was born in Nigeria in 1974 and emigrated to Belgium in 1995 with her Belgian husband. She has a doctorate in postcolonial studies. She has also won a number of prizes, including BBC Short Story Competition and the Commonwealth Short Story Award 2003. In 2004 she was a finalist for the Caine Prize. She writes in English and Dutch. Chika's first novel was so gripping, we can't wait to lay our hands on this!
On Black Sister Street explores the circumstances of Nigerian Prostitutes in Antwerp.
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ANA Abuja and French Cultural Centre's International Reading Event
Tagged FOR YOU TO READ. Here are the details...decide what day(s) work(s) for you!
May 27 (Thursday): Children Day Reading
Featured Author: Teresa Ameh
Featured work: Aunty Talatu
Other highlights: participation from schools & colleges in Abuja
Theatre group: Jos Repertoire
Title: Our House
May 28 (Friday): Authors Panel Forum
Time: 4.00pm prompt
Featured authors & books
1.Ahmed Maiwada: Musdoski
2. Denja Abdulahi: Mairogo
3. Teresa Ameh: The Twins Visit
4. Diego Okenyodo: From a Poem to Its Creator
5. Eugenia Abu: Don't Look at me Like that
6. Seyi Adigun: Prayer for the Mwalimu
7. Patrick Oguejiofor: On the Laps of the Gods
8. Mohammed Taan (Lebannese French novelist)
The authors panel forum will involve interaction between the authors and the general public. A discussion on the general outlook of Nigeria's publishing industry will also take place at the evening.
May 29: Round table on Things Fall Apart
Theme: From the Realist Novel to the Universal Literature
Time: 4.00 pm
May 30 (Sunday): Literary Picnic [My Favorite Book]
Time: 4.00pm Venue: Garden of the French Cultural Centre
participants to bring along their favorite books as well as refreshments.
Venue for all programmes: French Cultural Centre, No 52, Libreville St, off Aminu kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja.
More to come soon...