Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s latest novel A Spell of Good Things just released in early February and she will be going on a whirlwind book tour around the UK in March. If you’re in the area, definitely check out the events below.

Adébáyọ̀ is an award-winning Nigerian author. Her debut novel Stay With Me won the 9mobile Prize for Literature, was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize and the Kwani? Manuscript Prize.

A Spell of Good Things was released by Canongate Books on February 9. The book is a story of modern Nigeria featuring two families caught in the riptides of wealth, power, and political corruption. Eniola is a boy who runs errands for the local tailor, while Wuraola is the golden child of a wealthy family. When a local politician takes an interest in Eniola and violence disrupts a family party, Wuraola and Eniola’s lives become intertwined.

During the book tour, readers will get the chance to meet Adebayo in person, listen to an in-depth conversation about her book and a Q&A, followed by a book signing.

The tour runs from February 8 through March 25. Click on the dates below or click here to follow updates on the full list of events.

Order a copy of A Spell of Good Things here.

A Spell Of Good Things Tour Dates Coming Up

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2/22 | Dragon Hall, Norwich with National Centre for Writing

Adébáyọ̀ will be in conversation with Professor Andrew Cowan from University of East Anglia, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

2/23 | Waterstones, Cambridge

Adébáyọ̀ and Rosanna Amaka will be in conversation with Oluwabunmi Bernard, visiting fellow at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge, followed by a book signing.

2/28 | Blackwell’s, Manchester with Simon Savidge

Adébáyọ̀ will be in conversation with host Simon Savidge, followed by a book signing.

3/9 | Bristol Festival of Ideas

Adébáyọ̀ will be discussing her novel A Spell of Good Things.

3/25 | BASK Book Club at Guildford Library, Surrey

Adébáyọ̀ will be in conversation with The BookLady, Tobi, at the monthly book club meeting.