Telecommunication company, Globacom is set to organize an event aimed at celebrating literary icon and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
According to the company, the event tagged “A Night with Wole Soyinka and Nigeria’s Young Literary Stars” will be held this month to honour Prof. Soyinka and some of Nigeria’s young but inspirational literary writers for their immense contributions to the study of literature and for putting Nigeria on the world literary map.
In addition, the event will also provide a platform for lovers of literature, the media and the guests to interact with Prof. Soyinka and the young award-winning writers.
The company revealed that arrangements were being concluded to ensure an evening of intellectual stimulation, glitz, glamour and sublime entertainment for guests.
The evening will showcase a documentary on the life and times of the Nobel Laureate as well as a reading of his works by the three young writers. The young writers, Sefi Atta, Tope Folarin and E.C. Osondu will in addition share their personal perspective on African literature and the contributions of Prof Soyinka in an interactive exchange.
During the event, there will also be the unveiling of a special prize in Literature for undergraduate students across the country tagged: ‘The Glo Literature Prize for Undergraduate Students.’