Details are now out for a literary evening the highlight of which is an interaction with Njabulo Ndebele (author of 'The Cry of Winnie Mandela').
Tash Aw, Faith Adiele and Binyavanga Wainaina and the initiator of the workshop, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will also read.
A 'New Nigerian Writers' segment will feature Eghosa Imasuen and Jumoke Verissimo. This bit also includes, puzzlingly, Odia Ofeimun. Why a poet who published his seminal collection 'The Poet Lied' as far back as 1980 will be classed a 'new' writer, is beyond me, but there you have it.
Farafina Literary Evening
Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotel, Lagos
Saturday, July 2, 2011