Centre of West African Studies: Poetry reading

University of Birmingham, Arts Building, 2nd Floor, Danford Room
Tuesday 1st March 2011 (17:05-18:00)
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This event features a reading by two distinguished Nigerian poets, Femi Oyebode and Tolu Ogunlessi.

Femi Oyebode is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham. He has also published several books of poems, including a volume of Selected Poems published in the Kraftgriots series in 2003. He has been an Honorary Fellow in CWAS for many years.

Tolu Ogunlessi is a highly regarded poet and cultural commentator. In 2009 he won the Arts & Culture Award at the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards for his story, ‘What the Truck?’, which was chosen from among 836 entries from 38 nations across the African continent. He is currently enrolled on the MA in Creative Writing at University of East Anglia.

All are welcome