African Literature featured at UWinnipeg

The University of Winnipeg’s English department presents African Literature in the World: Travel, Writing, and Other Love Stories on Thursday, October 10, 2019, featuring award-winning writers Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀  and  Emmanuel Iduma.

The afternoon begins with a free creative writing workshop with the authors from 12:00 -1:30 pm in Room 3C25. (To sign up for the workshop, email Dr. Catherine Hunter at c.hunter@uwinnipeg.ca).

Later in the afternoon, at 4:00 pm, there is a joint book reading and conversation with the authors in Leatherdale Hall, University of Winnipeg. These events are free and open to the campus and the community.

 

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, photo supplied

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, photo supplied

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ is the author of Stay with Me, a layered and astute exploration of love and family amid political upheaval. It was shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Project, the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, and the Wellcome book Prize. It was also longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award. Stay with Me was named a Notable book of the Year by The New York Times and a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and others. It has been translated into more than nineteen languages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Iduma, photo supplied

Emmanuel Iduma, photo supplied

Emmanuel Iduma is the author of A Stranger’s Pose (2018), a book combining travel writing, memoir, and photography, which was longlisted for the 2019 Ondaatje Prize, and The Sound of Things to Come (2016), a novel. He was awarded an arts writing grant from the creative capital/Andy Warhol Foundation, for his essays on Nigerian artists, and was associate curator of the Nigerian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. He is faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York

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