Writers Project of Ghana and Griots Lounge, Nigeria present Nigerian writer Nnamdi Oguike at a reading and interaction sessionon Saturday, 20 July 2019 at the Writers Project of Ghana Office. Nnamdi will read from his debut collection of short stories Do Not Say It’s not Your Country
Nnamdi Oguike is an administrator at Paul University, Akwa, Nigeria and a writer. His works have appeared in The Dalhousie Review, African Writer, Brittle Paper, Praxis Magazine and The Wrong Patient and Other Stories. He is a 2018 finalist of the Africa Book Club Short Story Competition and selected as The Missing Slate’s Author of the Month for March 2016.
Published by Griots Lounge, the collection of short stories is filled with fascinating characters from all over Africa. From a South African woman and her children crowding an iron shack in Blikkiesdorp, a Madagascan slum boy who gets a job as a cook in Antananarivo, a shy Sierra Leonean girl who falls in love with a sly fisherman, a wily Nigerian prophet whose tricks are exposed and a black Kenyan couple in their old ways after confirmation in church, the book touches on themes of innocence, terrorism, love and slavery. The book has been described as a collection of stories that marinates you in the richness of different cultures, making your pores open to the shared narrative, the pain, poverty, joy, and the vicissitudes of life.
In addition to writing, Nnamdi Oguike loves classical, jazz and highlife music and also plays the violin. While working at becoming a full time writer, Nnamdi is first living the dream by being an avid reader of African literature and visiting these countries through his writing.
Join us on July 20, 2019 for the special reading and interaction with Nnamdi Oguike ashe reads from Do Not Say It’s not Your Country. Autographed copies of the books will be on sale.
Venue: Writers Project of Ghana Office
Date: Saturday, 20th July, 2019
Time: 5.30 PM – 7.00 PM
Plus Code (copy and paste into your Google maps): MRF5+9V North Legon
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