New Voices of Nigeria:
Elnathan John, Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Leye Adenle
Chaired by Paul Blezard
Wednesday 6 April 2016
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
A group of authors and publishers join forces to discuss new Nigerian writing to mark the launch of Cassava Republic Press in the UK. The group will be introduced by Nigerian-born Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.
Elnathan John is author of Born on a Tuesday, a debut novel that is a tale of brotherhood and tragedy set in modern Nigeria’s complex religious landscape. Sarah Ladipo Manyika is author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, a story of ageing, friendship and loss. Leye Adenle’s Easy Motion Tourist is a crime novel featuring a feisty female protagonist taking on the dark criminal underworld of Lagos.
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