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US-based fans of Chibundu Onuzo are in luck. Her critically acclaimed second novel Welcome to Lagos will officially be released in the US market on May 1 by Catapult.

Onuzo kicks off a month-long US tour on the same day of the release. It promises to be an exciting tour. She will stop at major US cities and will be in conversation with some of our favorite authors — Chika Unigwe and Lesley Nneka Arimah.

If you are a true Onuzo fan, you probably know that in addition to being a gifted writer, she is also a performer. Here is the trailer she released to announce the tour.

Expect a funny coming-to-america inspired skit 🙂

Enjoy watching and remember to mark your calendar for when she stops by your city or some place close by. [scroll down to see the dates]

Preorder Welcome to Lagos | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Catapult

 

TOUR DATES: 

Tuesday, May 1st 7:00PM
WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
in conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn

Tuesday, May 8th 7:30PM
Charis Books and More, Atlanta, GA
co-sponsored by the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia
in conversation with Chika Unigwe

Thursday, May 10th 7:00PM
Interabang Books, Dallas, TX

Monday, May 14th 7:00PM
Brazos Books, Houston, TX
co-sponsored by the Nigerian-American Multicultural Council of Houston

Wednesday, May 16th 6:00PM
Milkweed Books, Minneapolis, MN
co-hosted by the Loft Literary Center
co-sponsored by the Igbo Women’s League of Minnesota
in conversation with Lesley Nneka Arimah

Thursday, May 17th 7:00PM
Volumes Bookcafe, Chicago, IL
co-sponsored by the Nigerian American Professional Association of Chicago

Monday, May 21st 6:00PM
Penn Book Center, Philadelphia, PA
co-sponsored by the Philly Nigerian (Naija) Professionals

Tuesday, May 22nd 7:30PM
Novella, NYC, NY
co-sponsored by Away Luggage
a panel on “Storytelling in the Diaspora: International Perspectives on Writing”

 

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Image via Instagram | @chibundu.onuzo

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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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