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Adichie and Binyavan

Adichie hanging with her homie, Wainaina Binyavanga or “Binny” as she likes to call him.

The 2013 class of Farafina Writing Workshop are done learning the craft of writing from Adichie and her team of writing instructors. I hope they are hunched over their desks penning the next great African novel.

From August 6 – 16, a group of aspiring writers selected from across the country gathered at the Lagos Resource Centre for what looks like a memorable creative experience. Kenyan novelist, Wainaina Binyavanga, participated in the workshop as a co-facilitator along side Eghosa Imasuen, the author of Fine Boys, and Aslak Sira Myhre, the Director of Oslo House of Literature.

The group decided to meet up at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island to celebrate the end of the workshop. The event was open to the public and featured a musical performance by the Nigerian pop star Kcee.

I doubt that you’ve seen these set of photos of workshop participants, facilitators, and the closing event.

Enjoy!

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Workshop Session

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Participants

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Participant and Okey Adichie

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Binyavanga, Adichie, and participants

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Group pic—Say cheese!

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Lagos Resource Center — Workshop Venue

 

At The Gala

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The ushers

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Workshop facilitators—Eghosa Imasuen, Aslak Sira Myhre, Binyavanga

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Igoni Barret and Femke van Zeijl

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Mr. And Mrs. Imasuen (So cute!)

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Adichie and the guys at Nigerian Breweries

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Adichie’s parents

 

 

Thanks to Okey Adichie and Eghosa Imasuen for giving me access to the photos. All other photos were taken by Tolu Talabi and pulled from the Farafina Trust website where you can find more photos. 

 

 

 

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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