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Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

The Port Harcourt Book Club (Port Harcourt)

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Join The Port Harcourt Book Club as they read and discuss a debut novel by Andy Obuoforibo titled 'Superman: Yellow Son.'

Where: Ediz Wine Bar, 11 Emeyal Street, G.R.A. Phase 1, Port Harcourt.

When: Sunday April 29, 2018 at 4pm.

 

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What if the Man Of Steel crash-landed in Enugu instead of Kansas?

ChijiokeChrisKenechukwu grows up in a small town in colonial Eastern Nigeria. He arrived from the Planet Krypton as a baby, and is adopted by a childless couple. Raised as a regular Igbo boy, he slowly masters his alien powers, coming of age as his country gets Independence.

But the new nation may not survive its own birth. Ethnic strife pulls Nigeria towards civil war, with Chijioke’s Igbo tribe at the epicentre of the conflict. Chijioke must find a way to save his people from extermination, and in the process decide whether his destiny is here on Earth, or in the mission his Kryptonian father saved his life for. Meanwhile, he must keep his identity hidden from international forces that have been on his trail since his arrival on Earth.

An action-packed superhero adventure that vividly paints the politics and warfare of 1960s Nigeria, while exploring the meaning of duty, loyalty, and patriotism.

 
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Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

The Port Harcourt Book Club (Port Harcourt)

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In May, The Port Harcourt Book Club will be reading Okey Ndibe's 'Never Look An American In The Eye: A Memoir.'

Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe’s relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just thirteen days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American.

Where: Swiss Spirit Hotel, 79 Ken Saro-Wiwa Road, Port Harcourt.

When: Sunday May 27, 2018 at 4pm.

 
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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

La Fête De Buchi

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, The Book Banque, in partnership with Angels & Muse, will host 'La Fête de Buchi' — a book meet in celebration of Buchi Emecheta's legacy. Alongside conversations about Buchi's prolific writing, there will be healthy discussions on feminism, traditional rites and other themes that transcend the author's work.

Attendees will also get a chance to purchase new reprints of 6 of her novels designed by Victor Ehikhamenor — who also designed our host space, Angels & Muse. What's more?

  • Pop up with work by female (African) authors;
  • Nibbles and palm wine;
  • Great networking opportunity!
 
 

Ticket Sale

Tickets go on sale from Wednesday March 28, 2018 and are available at 2,000 Naira per pass. A limited number of tickets will be sold between March 28 to April 6, 2018. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable. They are, however, transferrable. If for any reason you are unable to attend, you may re-sell or gift your ticket to another party, on the condition that you notify us via email 24 hours before the event.

 
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Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Farafina Reads: Ayobade-Cole and Agweh (Lagos)

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This March, Farafina invites you to #FarafinaReads with authors, Jacqueline Agwu and Mojisola Aboyade-Cole. The authors will be reading from their novels, A Pelican In The Wilderness and The Stress Test. The event will also include discussions, book signings and entertaining performances by Chika Jones and others.

When: March 18, 2018 at 2 pm.

Where: Herbert Macaulay Library, 233 Herbert Macaulay way, Sabo, Yaba.

Moderated by Enajite Efemuaye and supported by GTBank YouRead.

A Pelican Of The Wilderness is available on Okadabooks here.

Order a copy of The Stress Test here.

Read excerpts from both novels on the Farafina blog here.

 
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Jan
28
3:00 PM15:00

Book Hangout (Lagos)

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Put your new year’s resolution ‘to read more’ into action by joining the Book Hangout tribe. This January, they will be hanging with Gbolahan Fagbure, author of the book, 'Working on a Dream.' Want to meet with the author, hangout with fellow book lovers, or expand your network? Sign up here for the 2018 membership to attend.

 
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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Book Art Coffee (Lagos)

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Join the Book Hangout and other booklovers for a Paint and Sip Night, in celebration of their 1 year anniversary! You get 40 percent off a paint session with ArtSplash, get good coffee and a chance to meet new people.

When: Friday January 26, 2018 at 6pm

Where: Cafe Neo, Lekki outlet - 12E, Emperor Chopsticks Plaza, Lekki Phase 1.

Interested? Send your name, email and telephone number to mybookhangout@gmail.com or text 07010727360. A link to your discounted ticket will follow.

 
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Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Book 'N' Gauge: Ayobami Adebayo and Lola Shoneyin

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Book-N-Gauge, a monthly book reading event brought to you by Roving Heights with the support of GTBank’s You Read Initiative, is on this December 3rd, 2017. It will host two contemporary authors Ayobami Adebayo and Lola Shoneyin whose works, Stay With Me and The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives, have been published to great reviews.

Book N Gauge will hold at the You Read Library, 338 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba Lagos at 3pm. There will be book signings, book sales and auction, spoken word, Q&A, lively discussions around books and all things literary.

Previous editions of Book N Gauge have featured seasoned writers and poet includingEl-Nukoya, Tolu Akinyemi, Bobo Omotayo, Jude Dibia, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Toni Kan and Sam Omatseye.

 
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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

The Sunshine Book Club (Lagos)

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This November, The Sunshine Book Club is reading Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana. The book was published in 2008 by Cassava Republic. Here’s a breakdown of what the book is about:

*Tropical Fish follows the three Mugisha sisters, as they grow up against the backdrop of Uganda in the 1980s. Patti is a born-again Christian, Rosa is adventurous and sexually precocious. The star of the show however is Christine. We travel with her as she takes her first wobbly steps in high heels and later encounters the alienation amidst material wealth of America, before her final return home.

Through eight interlocking stories, Tropical Fish explores themes as diverse as the family, sex and relationships, disease, betrayal, and spirituality. Doreen Baingana paints an engrossing and unforgettable picture of young women coming of age in Africa.

Tropical Fish’ won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book Award (Africa region) in 2006. Born in Uganda, the book’s author Doreen Baingana is also a lawyer and an editor.

RSVP at info@thatreofsunshine.com.

 
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Nov
26
3:00 PM15:00

Book Hangout (Lagos)

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On Sunday, November 26th, 2017 Book Hangout will be meeting at 2pm to share real life experiences and personal insight on their book for the month, LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg.

There are only 20 seats available for this November meet up! So, reserve a seat by sending an email to mybookhangout@gmail.com.

Where: Blowfish, 17 Oju Olobun Street, off Bishop Oluwole Street, VI.

 
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Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Read Club Book Meet

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The Read Club will meet for its monthly (physical) book discussion on Saturday November 25th, 2017 to discuss the book Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo. Members will share opinions and insights on the book and network with other book lovers. The discussion will hold in Lagos and other cities across Nigeria and beyond. The discussion will continue online on Sunday November 26th, 2017 via twitter (@TheReadClub) to engage the wider readership and extend discussions held in the different city units.

Where:

Lagos: Ignite Africa Library, 13, Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikeja, Lagos (Zaeed Mall).
Time: 4:30pm

Enugu: Extreme Lounge, 10A, Igboeze Street, Independence Layout, Enugu; Time: 4pm

Portharcourt: Kalabash, 10, Ogbunda Layout, Rumuoggba Artillery, Portharcourt Time: 3pm

Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Faculty of Law Basement Time: 4:30pm

Taraba: Taraba State University Campus (Opposite Skye Bank) Time: 4:30pm

Abuja: Millennium Park, Abuja Time: 4:30pm

Accra: Vida E Caffe, Accra Financial Centre, Opposite National Theatre, Accra Time: 3pm

 
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Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Book 'N' Gauge

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Book-N-Gauge is back! The monthly book reading event, which is reputed to attract literary heavyweights, poets, alternative musicians and book enthusiasts is set to relaunch a long hiatus with the support of GTBank’s You Read Initiative, the come-back edition will take place on Sunday, 29th October 2017 at the You Read Library, 338, Herbert Macaulay way, Yaba, Lagos. It will host two contemporary poets Tolu Akinyemi and Seun Lari-Williams whose works have been published to great reviews.

Book N Gauge 2.0 would feature Tolu Akinyemi (Poetolu); a brilliant Poet whose works is targeted at people who hate poetry. With a strong appeal that has earned him loyal followings within and outside Nigeria, Poetolu strongly believes “a lot of people 'hate' poetry because of its usually obscure language. His collections, therefore contain poetry stripped of conformity with a motive to portray poetry as enjoyable.” He writes with a witty and unique style and has credited his works to being inspired by the seemingly trivial issues in the society.

NLNG Prize for Literature 2017 Longlist, Seun Lari-Williams’ collection have been described as simple yet wild. A lover of words, lawyer by day and a writer by night, his first book Garri for Breakfast was longlisted for the highly coveted NLNG Prize for Literature alongside Jumoke Verissimo, Tanure Ojaide, Obari Gomba and Ogaga Ifowodo. His collection is an anthology of amusing, quick-witted and scintillating poems that tell stories of very ordinary occurrences in a compelling manner. He also balances the use of rhymes and satire in most of his poems; giving them an entertaining edge and eloquence. At the launch and Book reading of Garri For Breakfast, the audience was served Garri and cold water; further demonstrating Seun Lari-Williams sharp-wit and originality.

Book N Gauge will hold at the You Read Library, 338 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba Lagos at 3pm. There will be book signings, book sales and auction, Q&A, lively discussions around books and all things literary.

Previous edition of Book N Gauge have featured seasoned writers and poet including, Lola Shoneyin, El-Nukoya, Bobo Omotayo, Jude Dibia, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Toni Kan, Sam Omatseye."

RSVP here to attend.

 
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TBBNQ Book Meet!
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

TBBNQ Book Meet!

For a year, we've hosted a virtual book club - that is, creating and sharing photostories and content around the characters, themes and reads of the respective months. No doubt, it's all been fantastic but we can't wait any longer to meet you! So, we ask: let's get physical? Yes? YES! 

Join us for our first book meet on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, where we'll be discussing one of our September #TBBNQReads: The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin.

We're excited to have Lola Shoneyin join us so come through for an afternoon of pure fun!

What else to expect?

  • Nibbles
  • Drinks
  • A new friend, at least
  • To act out your favourite scene!
  • Stand To End Rape (STER) Initiative representative to nuance conversations on rape.

This is an RSVP only event.

Spaces are limited, so kindly RSVP by Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 12pm here.

**Update: all spaces are currently taken. You can, however, join the wait list by sending an email to info@thebookbanque.com with the subject TBBNQ Book Meet!

We can't wait to meet you! 

 
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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

The Sunshine Book Club (Lagos)

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Meeting to discuss their September pick: The Sunshine Bookclub!

"Here’s a breakdown of the books synopsis:

Diaries of a Dead African is a merciless comedy that explores the life-threatening situations of three protagonists, the farmer Meme Jumai and his two sons – Abel (failed writer) and Calamatus (aspiring conman).

Meme’s wife has left him with the bulk of his barn. He has a few tubers to last until harvest. Can he stretch it? Will his friends and relatives help out? Calamatus’ break has finally come after an apprenticeship to a con-artist. Can he survive wealth as readily as he did, poverty? Finally Abel’s manuscripts are attracting attention, but not, as he discovers, for their literary value… his fondest dreams were on the verge of realisation, yet his father had died at 50 and his brother at 25. How to outlive them both, without fleeing the very opportunities he had craved all his life…

Nwokolo published his first novel ‘The Extortionist’ in 1983. He has written several novels, short stories and poems since then. He is the author of The Ghost of Sani Abacha (2012) and How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories Volumes 1 (2013)."

When/Where Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Quintessence Ltd, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

 
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Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

Book Hangout

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Book Hangout is a non-conventional Book Club that promotes the love for reading through an informal setting where people hangout to chat and share personal experiences based on the recommended book. The book for August is the hilarious I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi. Meeting will be at The George, Lagos.

 
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