Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sade Adeniran Reads...

Yes, we know you've been craving an evening of book readings and sweet music. Here's one! Imagine this, for free...

The Event
Sade Adeniran, award winning author of Imagine this would be reading from her book. There will also be a performance by the soulful singer, Sola Allyson-Obaniyi; remember the Ife bi eji owuro singer?  It will be fun! You’ll have an opportunity to have signed copies of the book and pick up Sola’s fantastic CD.

Date: Sunday, 23 May 2010               Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: House of Makeda, 7 Manuwa St, off Keffi St, off Awolowo Road, SW Ikoyi

The Book
A compelling story about the human spirit and resilience against the odds. Imagine This is Lola Ogunwole's journal which she starts at the age of nine; it charts her survival from childhood to adulthood. Born in London to Nigerian parents, Lola and her brother Adebola grow up in a temporary foster home after their mother abandons them. They are briefly reunited with their father when, in danger of losing them for good, he packs up and moves them back to Nigeria to live.

For Lola, the trauma of leaving London and settling in Lagos is soon overshadowed by separation from her father and the only constant in her life, her brother Adebola. They are both sent to live with different relatives and Lola ends up with her aunt, in a small village called Idogun where her struggle for survival begins.

Imagine This won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best First Book, Africa category in 2008.Read more about the book here. Read an interview with Sade here

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