Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lola Shoneyin, Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo and Odili Ujubuonu to read in Ife.

On Monday, July 11, 2011, Lola Shoneyin, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and Odili Ujubuonu will read at Pit Theatre in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. The event will take off at 3.00 p.m.  There will also be music and poetry performances. It will be an exciting afternoon. (Promise!)

Lola Shoneyin's first novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives  was long-listed for the Orange Prize for fiction this year. Shoneyin attended the Iowa International Writers Programme, Iowa, USA, in August 1999 and was also in that year a Distinguished Scholar at the University of St Thomas, Minnesota. She has written three volumes of poems: So All the Time I was Sitting on an Egg (1998); Song of a Riverbird (2002) and For the Love of Flight (2010).She lives in Abuja, Nigeria, where she teaches English and drama at an international school.  

Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo is a professor of English at the University of Lagos. She is the author of several novels, poetry collections and children literature. A joint winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature (2007); Adimora-Ezeigbo has, over the years, won numerous literary awards and has undertaken reading tours locally and internationally. 

Odili Ujubuonu’s  debut novel, Pregnancy of the Gods was an instant success. Since then, he has published follow-ups, Treasure in the Winds and Pride of the Spider Clan. The three books are woven around a magical instrument – sacred flute – lost and sought in communities around the lower Niger Delta. Pregnancy of the Gods won the 2006 ANA/Jacaranda Prize for Prose while Treasure in the Winds won the 2008 ANA/Chevron Prize on Environmental issues and was nominated for the Nigeria Prize for Literature, 2008. Ujubuonu has practised Advertising since 1991. 

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