Africa Writes Pop-Up Birmingham With Chinelo Okparanta, Jowhor Ile and Olumide Popoola

Danford room Arts Building, Library of Birmingham
Monday 9 October 2017 (13:00-21:30)

The Department of African Studies & Anthropology invites you to join us for a day of contemporary Nigerian writing at the University of Birmingham and the Library of Birmingham.

13:00 - 17:00, Danford Room, 2nd Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

20:00 - 21:30, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square

Three outstanding new Nigerian and diaspora writers will be joining us at DASA for an afternoon of literary events, discussions and workshops, followed by a headline author event with Chinelo Okparanta at the Library of Birmingham in the evening. This event is held in conjunction with Africa Writes, the Royal African Society and the Birmingham Literature Festival.  

The programme includes book launches with established and emerging writers, including: Jowhor Ile, author of And After Many Days (2017), Olumide Popoola, author of When We Speak of Nothing (2017) and Chinelo Okparanta, author of Under the Udala Trees (2015), as well as a creative writing workshop on African literature and social change with DASA Teaching Fellow and poet Jo Skelt. Looking at themes of hidden histories, forbidden love, families and writing between continents, Africa Writes Pop-Up Birmingham presents an exciting and engaging programme for African literature fans and newcomers alike.

Festival events in the afternoon are free and open to all.
Tickets for Hidden Histories and Forbidden Love: Chinelo Okparanta (20:00 - 21:30) are £8 / £6.40 concs. Booking:

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