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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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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young was born in Aba, Nigeria, and attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A finalist for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, his short stories include: “A Tenderer Blessing,” which appears in Transition Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015; “Mulumba,” which appears in The Threepenny Review; and “You Sing of a Longing,” which was shortlisted for the inaugural Gerald Kraak Award and appears in Pride and Prejudice, an anthology by The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation. His essays appear in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays and in Brittle Paper where he is Deputy Editor. His interviews appear in Africa in Dialogue, Bakwa Magazine, SPRINNG, and Dwartonline. He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (October 2016), focuses on Nigerian cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. A postgraduate student of African Studies, he currently teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria. When bored, he blogs pop culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com or just Googles Rihanna.

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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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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