Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bookjam Gets Hotter...

If you've never been to a Bookjam at the Galleria, this is one you shouldn't miss. For obvious get enough money to buy books@Galleria price. Discounted, of course!
The Event
The BookJam @ Silverbird” is a monthly event that consists of book readings, discussions, musical performances, poetry recitals, book signings and a raffle draw. 

Date: Saturday, 22 May 2010
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Venue: Silverbird Lifestyle store, Silverbird Galleria
Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
RSVP the event here.

The guest writers for BookJam 4 are:
SADE ADENIRAN is a graduate of the University of Plymouth and also spent time as an exchange student at the University of Massachusetts. She has written various pieces for theatre and her work has been performed at the Lyric, the Bush and the Riverside Studios. She won the “Best First Book Prize” (Africa Region) in the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for her debut novel Imagine This. She lives and works in London, and is working on her second novel.

CHUMA NWOKOLO is a lawyer and writer. He was writer-in-residence of the Ashmolean Museum and chair of Leys Newspapers, Oxford. He is the publisher of African Writing magazine. He has written short stories, novels and poetry. His story, Diary of a Dead African, was chosen by La Internazionale as one of the 3 best stories worldwide in 2003. He lives in the UK.

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE is the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and The Thing Around Your Neck. Purple Hibiscus won the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best Book) and Half of a Yellow Sun won the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her latest book, The Thing Around Your Neck, was shortlisted for the 2009 John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize. She lives between Nigeria and the US.

BINYAVANGA WAINAINA is the founding editor of the literary magazine Kwani?. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002 for his story Discovering Home. He is currently a Director at The Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Granta and National Geographic.

PS. #Just wondering when will these readings (and more literary events) come to the mainland? Waiting...someone should think about catering for the mainland that's an idea for someone to pick. We will definitely add our voice to yours when you are ready to kick off...


  1. yesterday evening I had an encounter with Binyavanga Wainaina at the American Corner of the Legon Centre for International Affairs, University of Ghana. I thoroughly enjoyed his reading. He came with Kojo Laing, author of Big Bishop Roko and the Altar Gangsters. It was really a night to remember. I have blogged about this on my blog.

    I know you would enjoy it to the max. My wish is to meet Chimamanda one day.

  2. Bookjam is rally doing great. Makes me miss being in Nigeria the more. Kudos to them all.