Cassava Republic Press – All roads lead to the House of Makeda on Sunday, May 23rd, where two phenomenal women – award-winning writer Sade Adeniran and the soul queen of gospel, Sola Allyson – will take you on a rare journey into words and song.
Sade Adeniran is the author of Imagine This, winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Prize Best First Book.
Sola Allyson needs no introduction – her name is synonymous with her groundbreaking lovesong, Eji Owuro, which expresses her soft yet powerful voice.
What better way to end your week and prepare for another than by making a date with these two exceptional and inspiring women, in the company of other beautiful people who enjoy words and music?
Signed copies of Sade’s book and Sola’s latest album Imo Ore will be available for sale at the reading at the special price of N1,500 for the two.
“A compelling and ultimately rewarding first novel.” Pambazuka News.
About Imagine this (From Cassava Republic Press)
A compelling story about the human spirit and resilience against the odds. Imagine This is the journal of Lola Ogunwole which she starts at the age of nine; it charts her survival from childhood to adulthood. Born in London to Nigerian parents, Lola and her brother Adebola grow up in a temporary foster home after their mother abandons them. They are briefly reunited with their father when, in danger of losing them for good, he packs up and moves them back to Nigeria to live.
For Lola, the trauma of leaving London and settling in Lagos is soon overshadowed by separation from her father and the only constant in her life, her brother Adebola. They are both sent to live with different relatives and Lola ends up with her aunt, in a small village called Idogun where her struggle for survival begins.
Publication date: May 2010
Sade will be appearing at Silverbird Bookjam in the company of four other writers on May 22nd at the Silverbird Lifestyle Store, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 3pm to 5pm.
On Tuesday 25th, Sade will be in Abuja where she will be the guest writer at the Write Squad monthly book club, with students from 5 schools in FCT. This event is being hosted by former Minister of Education, Professor Adeniran (no relation!)
Sade will also read at the University of Abuja, on Thursday 27th.
Also on Thursday 27th, at 5.30pm, she will perform at the Sheraton Abuja (Ladi Kwali Conference Centre). Joining Sade will be Lola Shoneyin, who will read from her humorous, gutsy, provocative and at times melancholic new collection of poems, For The Love Of Flight.
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