Event Date and time: Wednesday 28th June, 2017 | 18;00 – 20:00
Venue details: SALT Room, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS University of London | Thornhaugh Street Russell Square London WC1H 0XG
Organisers: Centre of African Studies | firstname.lastname@example.org
Event cost: Free
An evening to present and converse with the shortlisted authors of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing
Chair: Lizzy Attree (Director Caine Prize)
Discussant: Carli Coetzee (SOAS)
The 2017 shorlisted authors are:
Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for ‘Who Will Greet You At Home’ published in The New Yorker (USA. 2015). Lesley Nneka Arimah is the author of What It Means When A Man Falls from the Sky, a collection of stories published by Riverhead Books (US) and Tinder Press (UK), 2017. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Per Contra and other publications. Lesley was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2016 and was a participant in the Caine Prize 2017 workshop in Tanzania.
Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria) for ‘Bush Baby’ published inAfrican Monsters, edited by Margaret Helgadottir and Jo Thomas (Fox Spirit Books, USA. 2015). Chikodili’s work has appeared in One Throne, Omenana, Apex, Eclectica, Luna Station Quarterly and the interactive fiction magazine, Sub-Q. In 2014, Chikodili was nominated for a Shirley Jackson award. Chikodili is working on her novel.