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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Not Another Book Podcast Live Episode with Tomi Adeyemi (Bristol)

 

Join NAB Podacst for a live podcast session with special guest Tomi Adeyemi - the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 'Children of Blood And Bone' - at Waterstones Bristol.

Where: Waterstones, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD.

When: August 8, 2018 at 7pm.

Get tickets (with a special edition of the book and a signed copy of the map) here.

 

About Children Of Blood And Bone

"

Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled - Burner's igniting flames, Tider's beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic - and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Praise

"

Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry. Perfect for fans of the expansive fantasy worlds of Leigh Bardugo, Daniel Jose Older, and Sabaa Tahir."

Booklist (Starred Review)

"

Adeyemi's devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love."

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

 
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Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Tomi Adeyemi In Conversation With Raifa Rafiq (Nottingham)

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Join Waterstones Nottingham as they host host Tomi Adeyemi - the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 'Children of Blood And Bone' - for an inspirational evening in-conversation with Raifa Rafiq.

 

About Children Of Blood And Bone

"

Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled - Burner's igniting flames, Tider's beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic - and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Praise

"

Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry. Perfect for fans of the expansive fantasy worlds of Leigh Bardugo, Daniel Jose Older, and Sabaa Tahir."

Booklist (Starred Review)

"

Adeyemi's devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love."

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

 
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Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening With Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Lagos)

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Rovingheights, a Lagos online bookstore, will on Thursday, June 21, 2018 host Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Nigeria’s former Minister for Finance and the author of widely acclaimed book “Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous” to an evening of reading and book signing.

Published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind The Headlines” is a timely account of Dr Okonjo Iweala’s stint as Nigeria’s immediate past Finance Minister and her spirited attempt to plug leakages and take on vested interests hobbling the growth of the Nigerian economy. The audacious book also details the personal cost of cleaning Nigeria’s Augean stables, which for the author included numerous death threats, culminating in the kidnap of her mother. In Dr Okonjo Iweala’s words: “It is risky for me to write this book, but also dangerous not to write it. It is risky because corrupt and vested interests described in the book may attempt to attack me and my family physically and reputationally as they have done before.”

The special event is one of Rovingheights’ literacy interventions geared towards generating thoughtful conversations around books and deepening a vibrant reading culture in Nigeria.

Where: Radission Blu, Victoria Island, Lagos.

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7.30 pm.

 
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Jun
18
to Jun 24

Afrikult.: Stories Of Home (London)

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"Stories of Home is a half-day workshop offered to displaced people living in London with an opportunity to workshop African literature and also to write their own creative pieces in response to the literature as well as to their own experiences.

After the half-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to work with an editor to edit their creative pieces which would then be published in the Stories of Home digital anthology. The anthology will be launched by the end of the year at Afrikult.’s ‘Words that Travel’ Lounge event, which the participants will be invited to attend. The half-day workshop is free for participants with a stipend offered for public transportation, delicious lunch provided and an Afrikult. take-away bag gifted.

The workshops will be hosted at SOAS, University of London, in association with SOAS Alumni, on Monday 18 June and at Free Word on Friday 22 June who have offered their venues support-in-kind."

Participants will also receive free daytime weekend festival tickets for Africa Writes 2018.

 
 
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Jun
14
5:15 PM17:15

Reni Eddo Lodge In Conversation With Rebecca Surender

Join award-winning author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race and the winner of the Jhalak Prize 2018, Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation with Dr Rebecca Surender on June 14, 2018. An added bonus: the introduction will be given by Elleke Boehmer!

Where: The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ.

When: June 14, 2018 at 5.15pm.

This is a free event. Registration is, however, mandantory. Visit here.

 
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May
25
to May 27

Barely Lit Festival (London)

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Bare Lit Festival will kick off the summer festival flurry returning for a third year to showcase the work of writers of colour. The weekend, May 25-27, 2018, will see the beloved festival make a move to The Albany in Lewisham as the team seek to increase inclusivity at and already groundbreaking event.

The festival will be open to over 600 attendees who will be able to enjoy exciting readings, panels and performances, purchase books and zines from favourite and undiscovered authors and meet like-minded individuals from across the country.

At present, panels looking at free to speak/free to censor, Britain after the fall of multiculturalism and crime and mystery are just a few that can be confirmed, taking place during this weekend. Such themes are reflective of “the interrogative and celebratory discussions Bare Lit is known for.”

The team in charge of the festival is still led by Henna Zamurd-Butt and Mend Mariwany - the festival founders. This year, in addition to putting on a stellar festival, rivalling past festivals, the team is focused on increasing increasing representation of marginalised BAME identities. Tickets will be priced to accommodate all financial brackets:

The success of the festival is thanks to the support of our event partners: The Literary Consultancy, Arvon, Apples and Snake, The Royal Society of Literature, among others.

ABOUT BARE LIT

Bare Lit Festival was created to combat this by celebrating the work of remarkable writers of colour. In 2015, the UK's three largest literary festivals featured over 2000 authors. Of those 2000+ authors, only 4 percent were from Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian or East Asian backgrounds, based on a report published by SPREAD THE WORD.

 
 
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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Writing In Migration - Book Festival (Berlin)

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For three days African life realities and experiences will be broached by means of prose and poetry in the course of talks, readings and roundtable discussions. What does it mean to live and write after a forced or voluntary move to Europe / the USA? How do African writers process constant movement through spaces and identities? Is there a responsibility towards tradition or even an African identity?

Writing in Migration takes writers, whose books are literary visions and setting trends internationally, across continents to Berlin. Alongside curator, Olumide Popoola, they urge their audience to read outside the box. Berlin’s first festival for African literature is sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation as well as Berlin’s Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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In attendance will be:

Teilnehmende Künstler

Chris Abani

JJ Bola

Linda Gabriel

Helon Habila

Elnathan John

Yvonne Owuor

Chika Unigwe

Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Niq Mhlongo

Leye Adenle

Zukiswa Wanner

Ayobami Adebayo

Brian Chikwava

Jude Dibia

Clementine Ewokolo Burnley

Nick Makoha

Musa Okwonga

Henrietta Rose-Innes

Bibi Bakare

Pumla Gqola

Maroula Blades

Abdilatif Abdallah

Romeo Oriogun

Chinelo Okparanta

Jessica Horn

 
 
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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Memory, Culture & Community (London)

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This one-day international conference will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas. During the course of the day, the conference will put on a series of workshops which will provide members of the public the skills to compile and collate content on Igbo culture and heritage through the medium of film, photography, oral history and writing.

The central output of the conference will be the development of an online Igbo digital archive through harnessing the knowledge and cultural resources of the community.

The last conference was held in 2017 with the guiding theme ‘Legacies Of Biafra: Reflections On The Nigeria-Biafra War 50 Years On’, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Nigerian civil war. The ‘Legacies of Biafra’ conference launched the “Know Your History” initiative which seeks to create physical and digital spaces for learning and knowledge exchange centring on Igbo history, whilst also serving the development and population of the digital Igbo studies archive.

The speakers for the ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference include:

Ms. Chimamanda Adichie Professor Osita Okagbue Professor Paul Basu Ms Ego Ahaiwe Mr Nathan Richards Ms. Kelly Foster Mr Brian Ezeike Ms. Vivian Ogbonna Mr Emeka Ed Keazor

Award winning filmmaker Ujuaku Akukwe-Nwakalor will return to the Igbo Conference to screen her latest film: Harvest of Pride: Iri Ji. This feature length documentary centres on the significance of the New Yam Festival in Igboland. The film screening will be followed by a Q and A with Ujuaku and a discussion on the way they have approached the documenting of the most famous annual event in Igboland.

 

Trailer Of Harvest Of Pride: Iri Ji

 
 

About The Igbo Conference

"The Igbo Conference, in partnership with The Centre for African studies, SOAS, University of London is a forum for discovering the Igbo culture, language and heritage.

The annual Igbo conference aims to promote the study of Igbo language and culture within the UK, and seeks to bring academics and members of the Igbo community together for the purpose of knowledge sharing and exchange.

The ultimate goal of the Igbo conference organisers is to eventually establish an Igbo Centre in London which will act as a hub for anyone interested in research in the field of Igbo Studies (through a library, archives and study space), as well as providing a resource for members of the public to learn more about Igbo culture (through artifacts and interactive resources).

The two day conference comprises of plenary panels, Igbo cultural performances and workshops.

The annual conference’s aim is to encourage and promote Igbo Studies in the UK. Whilst there are limited Igbo Language and Cultural studies available in British Universities, the annual Igbo Language Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars, students and members of the community."

 
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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
11
2:15 PM14:15

Women In The Arts: Redressing The Balance — WoW Festival (London)

From theatre directors to conductors, women are still vastly underrepresented in positions of power in the arts and struggle to get equal space, time and money for their work.

Hear from leading women artists about how they make sure their voices are heard, their ambitions are realised and their work is seen."

This panel will include: Jenny Sealey – CEO and Artistic Director of Graeae; Ayobami Adebayo – Author of Stay With Me; Josette Bushell-Mingo – Actor and Director; Chaired by Stella Duffy – Writer and Theatremaker.

Where: Southbank Centre, South Bank, London, UK.

When: March 11, 2018 at 1.15pm (GMT).

Get your pass here.

 
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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Face Of Defiance — WoW Festival (London)

Image: South Bank Centre.

Image: South Bank Centre.

"Visit this portrait project featuring survivors of, and campaigners against, female genital mutilation (FGM) across the world.

Face of Defiance hopes to create a global consciousness to support the end of FGM.

The series of portraits is a collaboration between photographer Jason Ashwood, psychotherapist and global end-FGM activist Leyla Hussein, and The Girl Generation, the largest-ever collective of organisations (720+) working together to accelerate efforts to end FGM within a generation."

Where: Southbank Centre, South Bank, London, UK.

When: March 11, 2018 at 10am.

This is a free event.

 
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Mar
10
9:00 PM21:00

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Reni Eddo-Lodge In Conversation — WoW Festival (London)

"Hear Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about today’s most pressing cultural issues. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun, We Should All Be Feminists, and Dear Ijeawele, talks to Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, to discuss race, gender, and feminism today for this special WOW event."

Where: Southbank Centre, South Bank, London, UK.

When: March 10, 2018 at 8pm.

Purchase tickets here.

 
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Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Farafina Reads: Lesley Arimah (Lagos)

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Farafina invites you to #FarafinaReads with Lesley Nneka Arimah in Lagos. The author will be reading from her debut collection What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky.

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky has been described as ‘a rare combination of daring and nuance’ by The Guardian UK, and her writing style as ‘a blast of fresh air’ by Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass. The book won the Kirkus Prize in 2017 and is the 2018 9mobile Literature Prize long list.

When: January 20, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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

Moderated by our very own Adebola Rayo and supported by GTBank YouRead. Register here to attend the Lagos event.

You can read our review of one of her stories - Who Will Greet You At Home? - here. To purchase a copy of the book, send us an email at info@thebookbanque.com.

 
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Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Aké In Lagos: Bolaji Abdullahi (Lagos)

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Join the Aké Arts and Books Festival for the first of its series of events in Lagos on Thursday January 18. 2018. In conversation will be Kunle Ajibade with author, Bolaji Abdullahi, discussing his new book, On A Platter of Gold.

The Aké bookstore will also be live so you don't want to miss this!

When: Thursday 18 January at 6:30 prompt

Where: Radisson Blu, 38/40 Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja.

 
 

LIVE STREAM VIDEOS FROM AKE 2017

 
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Jan
18
4:00 PM16:00

Farafina Reads: Lesley Arimah (Abuja)

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Farafina invites you to #FarafinaReads with Lesley Nneka Arimah in Lagos. The author will be reading from her debut collection What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky.

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky has been described as ‘a rare combination of daring and nuance’ by The Guardian UK, and her writing style as ‘a blast of fresh air’ by Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass. The book won the Kirkus Prize in 2017 and is the 2018 9mobile Literature Prize long list.

When: January 18, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Where: The Booksellers, Ground Floor, City Plaza, 7 Rubuka Close, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, Abuja.

Moderated by Salamatu Sule and hosted by Orpheus Literary Foundation.

Read our review of one of her stories - Who Will Greet You At Home? - here. To purchase a copy of the book, send us an email at info@thebookbanque.com.

 
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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Understanding South Sudan

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"Understanding South Sudan is a collaborative event between the Firoz Lalji LSE Africa Centre, LSE PhD Academy, AHRC/ESRC Politics of Return.

The evening involves a panel discussion and exhibition. It aims to bring together UK-based scholars and the S. Sudan diaspora communities to both consolidate research and critique ways of knowing.

Speakers: Aru Muortat, Martin Ochaya and Frederique Cifuentes.

Accompanying exhibition: 'Enduring Exile', featuring photography by Katie G. Nelson, research by Liz Storer and is curated by Kara Blackmore.

Admission is open to all, but registration is required. The venue is the Senior Common Room, located within the Old Building at LSE. The event will be accompanied by a drinks reception."

In anticipation, you can read an article by Kara Blackmore on some of the urgent questions of knowledge and its consequences in the South Sudanese context.

 
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Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Book Launch: Lives Of Great Men

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"Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man is the new journalistic memoir by Chike Frankie Edozien, a gay Nigerian journalist who lives between New York, Lagos and Accra."

"From Victoria Island, Lagos to Brooklyn, U.S.A. to Accra, Ghana to Paris, France; from across the Diaspora to the heart of the African continent, in this memoir gay Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien offers a highly personal series of contemporary snapshots of same gender loving Africans, unsung Great Men living their lives, triumphing and finding joy in the face of great adversity.

On his travels and sojourns Edozien explores the worsening legal climate for gay men and women on the Continent; the impact homophobic evangelical American pastors are having in many countries, and its toxic intersection with political populism; and experiences the pressures placed on those living under harshly oppressive laws that are themselves the legacy of colonial rule - pressures that sometimes lead to seeking asylum in the West.

Yet he remains hopeful, and this memoir, which is pacy, romantic and funny by turns, is also a love-letter to Africa, above all to Nigeria and the megalopolis that is Lagos."

Join Chike at the launch of his book in the UK at Gay's the Word! He will be reading from his book and be in conversation with John R Gordon.

Where: Gay's The Word, 66 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AB.

When: November 23rd, 2017, 7pm-9pm.

 
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Nov
20
6:15 PM18:15

Informal Housing in Dar es Salaam: A Tale of Three Cities

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"Dar es Salaam is a vibrant and expanding hub in East Africa, now home to a diverse population of over five million people. However, the rapid pace of growth has vastly outstripped the capacity of the planning system and housing market to respond, leaving 80 percent of the population living in largely unplanned, informal neighbourhoods.

For many, this housing crisis manifests itself in a lack of access to basic infrastructure, including water and drainage, substandard living conditions, and high levels of urban risk, with vulnerable residents increasingly confined to hazardous land in order to remain within reach of city-centre economic opportunities.

This seminar will discuss the everyday realities and challenges faced by residents of different types of low-income neighborhoods in Dar es Salaam, as well as the opportunities for action already being undertaken by the residents themselves. How can progressive urban planning approach these issues, and support the growth of a more equitable city.

Speakers: Stephanie Burcher and Tim Wickson (Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL)

Where: Room 4429, College Buildings, SOAS University, Russell Square, London. When: November 20th, 2017 at 5.15pm.

Chair: Andrew Coulson (Britain Tanzania Society)

This event is organised in collaboration with the Britain Tanzania Society.

 
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Nov
9
to Nov 15

8th CORA Publishers' Forum

Join Quramo Publishling Limited, CORA and the Lagos Books and Art Festival (LABAF) at the Publishers' Forum on Thursday, November 9th, 2017.

1. The New African Literature Voice - a discussion on the new/emerging crop of Nigerian writers, from Adebola Rayo to Ayobami Adebayo;

2. Writing In The Age Of Misinformation- an exploration of the role of publishing in addressing global themes such as including "neo-fascism and anti-immigration sentiment, the religious right and neo-liberal values, socio-cultural shifts and perspectives in sexuality, health and politics, including the clampdown on social media freedom and freedom of expression."

Where: Goethe Instit, Lagos Island.

Follow Quramo on Twitter for more!

 
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Nov
6
to Nov 12

Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF)

The theme for this year's Lagos Book and Art Festival is ERUPTIONS: Global FRACTURES and our common HUMANITY. The theme is inspired by the sudden but seemingly coordinated emergence of extreme political actors and actions, mostly leaning towards the far right, in global political and economic landscape, which have mostly led to, or have the tendency to create adverse effects on our collective humanity.

"Sometimes, some of these actions/policies, for instance BREXIT, have triggered usurpation or deprivation of human rights, or general degradation of human dignities." In this, LABAF "takes note of the emergence of the ‘Trump’ character in the world biggest democracy, and the emerging trend in central Europe, where the far rightists are gaining greater control of the politics and economic resources. LABAF is, of course, also conscious of the developments around the polity here at home with the rapacious calls for ‘separation’ and ‘dissolution’ of the nation, and the rise of militancy and profusion of violent rhetoric by various amorphous groups in parts of the country."

The festival will entail books (duh!), music, poetry and more. The Green Festival will also be on from November 10th to 12th, 2017.

Find the the full line up of the Lagos Book and Art Festival here.

 
 
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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Reni Eddo-Lodge In Conversation With Zoe Whitley (London)

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Join author, feminist and journalist, Reni Eddo-Lodge at Tate Modern on November 3rd, 2017 to discuss her debut novel, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

BACKGROUND

"In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised by this clear hunger for open discussion, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.

No ticket required; entry is on a first come first served basis.

More information here.

 
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Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

Words As Therapy: Gender & Sexuality (Lagos)

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Words As Therapy (W.A.T) is a monthly gathering styled to function like group therapy sessions to encourage sharing of experiences around psycho-emotional topics. It is hosted by William Moore and Amanda Ihemebiri in the Revolving Art Incubator every last Sunday of the month. So far; why Nigerians don’t regularly access mental health care and issues surrounding the body a person lives with has been explored. In this third edition, W.A.T will be looking at gender and sexuality to explore how these aspects of identity affect our internal mental states based on the social consequences of identity constructs in both popular and alternative culture.

The event is FREE to attend and encourages attendees to speak freely and help in contributing to issues raised. It is our hope that with conversation around these issue, we can foster a society that values the position of the psyche and pay closer attention to our mental states and how they change in reaction to both internal and external stimulus.

 
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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Book Reading: Ayisha Osori (Lagos)

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Join Ayisha Osori for a reading of her new book, Love Does Not Win Elections, on Saturday, October 21st at Patabah Books at 2pm; hosted by Toni Kan

Osori's book tells of her journey to the primaries for which she ran for a nomination for the seat of the House of Representative in Abuja in 2015, under the PDP ticket, and lost.

Come listen to her tell her story, and share about the barriers and premise to political participation in Nigeria.

 
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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch: When We Speak Of Nothing (Sheffield)

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"Catch author Olumide Popoola in conversation with Desiree Reynolds, author of Seduce (2013).

An event jointly organised by SAYiT and Sheffield Hallam University, in association with Cassava Republic Press.

Books will be available to purchase at the event.

Thursday 19th October 2017 6.00-7.30pm

Postal Hall
Sheffield Institute of Arts Building
Flat St
Sheffield
S1 2BA

Book your place here."

 
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Oct
16
to Oct 20

African Mobilities: Lagos Exchange

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Interested in an art, architecture and/or design? This workshop on re-imagining Lagos with acclaimed artist Lekan Jeyifous is for you!

It will run daily from October 16th to 19th, 2017 at Stranger, Lekki, Lagos. An open artist talk will follow on October 20th, 2017 at the University of Lagos at 6pm.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Wale at wale@republic.com.ng.

 
 
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Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Olumide Popoola: Writer in Residence (London)

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Join Popoola at a drop-in session for writers at the Wimbledon Book Fest!

"Olumide Popoola is a London-based Nigerian-German writer, speaker and performer. Her publications include essays, short stories and poetry. In this drop-in surgery, Olumide will be offering advice to emerging writers.

Olumide Popoola has a PhD in Creative Writing and has lectured in Creative Writing at institutions including Goldsmiths College, London. Her novel When We Speak of Nothing was published by Cassava Republic Press in 2017."

 
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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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