Event: Jeremy Corbyn and Ben Okri, 15 July 2016, London

Jeremy Corbyn and Ben Okri
In Conversation

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London

15 July 2o16


aquotesPoetry and politics meet in a conversation between Ben Okri and Jeremy Corbyn.

On 12 September 2015 Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party in a landslide victory.

On that day he spoke of some of the people who have inspired him on his extraordinary journey. He said ‘The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love.’ The author of those words was Ben Okri.

Okri responded with a poem dedicated to Corbyn, titled A New Dream of Politics.

Now, join us as these two men meet for the first time live on stage. United by a desire to make our world a kinder, fairer place, they discuss the forces that have made them who they are, the state of…

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Event: New Voices of Nigeria, 6 April 2016, Oxford Literary Festival

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


aquotesA 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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