The Embassy of Ireland in Abuja is hosting a discussion panel in celebration of Bloomsday.

Bloomsday is the commemoration of the life and works of the great Irish writer James Joyce. Every year on June 16, fans all over the world celebrate Joyce’s extraordinary life and the global impact of his writing.

The discussion panel, titled “From Joyce to Soyinka,” will feature linguist Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún and literary scholar Dr. Adrian Paterson, with writer Aduke Gomez moderating.

The discussants will explore the theme of isolation and the links between the work of Joyce and Wole Soyinka. For decades, scholars have been intrigued by what Joyce and Soyinka have in common in their adaptations of Greek drama and mythology. This panel will reopen this conversation while celebrating other ties that bind these authors coming from different cultures.

The event is open to the public.

Event Info:

Date: June 16, 2020

Time: 12pm (Nigerian Time)

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 890 6833 2483