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Baileys Prize-nominated novelists, Ayobami Adebayo and Yewande Omotoso, will be in conversation in Lagos. Their discussion, which can be attended for free, is part of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria’s “Literary Crossroads—Conversations with African Writers,” a series which “brings  together African writers on the continent and from the diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in literature.”

Ayobami Adebayo, author of Stay With Me.

Ayobami Adebayo is the fourth African to be shortlisted for the Baileys for her debut novel Stay With Me, while Yewande Omotoso made the longlist with her second novel The Woman Next Door.

Yewande Omotoso, author of The Woman Next Door.

The conversation will be moderated by Molara Wood.

Here is more information.

Date: 19 May, Friday.

Time: 4 p.m.

Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria, 4th Floor, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street (opposite Holy Cross Cathedral Church), Lagos Island, Lagos.

Admission: Free.

Visit Goethe-Institut’s Website.

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Update: Our previous announcement stated that the time for this event is 12-6 p.m., and that it would be moderated by Kadaria Ahmed. This information was gotten from the Goethe-Institut Website this morning but, as our update shows, has been changed by them.

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OTOSIRIEZE is a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

3 Responses to “Watch Baileys Prize Nominees Ayobami Adebayo and Yewande Omotoso in Conversation | And It’s for Free” Subscribe

  1. Gbolahan 2017/05/17 at 03:31 #

    It has been moved to Friday, 4pm. May 19

  2. Atanda 2017/05/17 at 09:33 #

    Friday, Saturday – which is it?

  3. Otosirieze Obi-Young 2017/05/18 at 11:06 #

    Thank you for the update, Gbolahan. Thanks, too, Atanda.

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