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Praxis Hangout, a literary event hosted by the Nigeria-based Praxis Magazine Online, is coming to Kano. Organised in collaboration with Box Office Studios and Poetry for Change, this sixth edition will be held on 20 July. The previous editions took place in Abuja, Kaduna, and Durban.

From the press release:

Praxis Hangout is an event where creatives get together to discuss topical issues and find actionable solutions to problems. Since October of 2018, the theme has been on Mental Health. We have brought together survivors of and experts on mental illnesses to discuss and demystify it.

Praxis Hangout will have Dr. Mustapha Ibrahim Gudaji as our guest. He is a Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant Special Grade 1, former Head of Psychiatry, Head of Unit Drug Abuse Treatment, Education and Research, and examiner at National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Lagos.

We will also feature an Open Mic session to allow young poets in Kano lend their words to the creation of mental health awareness.

We will continue to create awareness on mental health and help ensure our collective well being as a people.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, 20 July 2019

Venue: American Space, Murtala Muhammad Library, Nassarawa GRA, Kano

Time: 2 p.m.

The Praxis Hangout Kano is coordinated by Prof. Ismael Bala and Nana Sule. For sponsorship and other enquiries, please reach them via 08065380091 or 08174835067.

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Otosirieze is Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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