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An Evening of New African Fiction: With Doreen Baingana, Elnathan John, Billy Kahora & Irenosen Okojie

April 20, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

| Free

Nikesh Shukla hosts a series of literary readings by some of the most exciting voices in African literature today.

Doreen Baingana is the author of short story collection Tropical Fish, which won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize and the AWP Award for Short Fiction.

Elnathan John is one of Nigeria’s best-known satirists.  His first novel Born on a Tuesday was launched to critical acclaim earlier this month by Cassava Republic Press.

Billy Kahora, is Managing Editor of leading literary journal Kwani?.  He is the author of The True Story Of David Munyakei and the screenplays Soul Boy and Nairobi Half Life.

Irenosen Okojie’s debut novel Butterfly Fish was published last year by Jacaranda, who will publish her much anticipated collection of short stories Speak Gigantular this September.

The event will also feature the *UK premiere* reading from the new Wolof translation of Mariama Bâ’s classic novel, Une si longue lettre (1979) (So long a letter / Bataaxal bu gudde nii), published by Editions Zulma/Mémoire d’encrier.

Join us for an informal evening of stories and conversation with writers breathing new meanings and forms into contemporary African fiction. 

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Free (no booking required) & refreshments will be provided


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