Ahead of the 2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival this month, the festival founder Lola Shoneyin will be in a Twitter chat with Ventures Africa magazine today at 12 p.m. to discuss “African Literature and Feminism.”
Lola Shoneyin is the creative director of Book Buzz Foundation which organises the Ake Festival, Africa’s largest annual literary gathering. This year, they further organized the Kaduna Book Festival.
The author of three poetry collections—So All the Time I was Sitting on an Egg (1998), Song of a River Bird (2002), and For the Love of Flight (2010)—and a children’s book, Mayowa and the Masquerade (2010), Shoneyin, in her writing career, is best known for her 2010 novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. An eye-opening story of intrigues, rivalries, and intricate family relations in a polygamous household, the novel was longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize and awarded the 2011 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and the 2011 ANA/NDDC Ken Saro-Wiwa Prose Prize. It has twice been adapted as a play by Rotimi Babatunde.
Here are the details for the Twitter chat.
Date: Friday, 3 November 2017
Time: 12 p.m.
Topic: African Literature and Feminism
Venue: Twitter #VAHangout
Twitter Handles: @VenturesAfrica, @LolaShoneyin
Do join the conversation.