April 22, 2010

The BookJam @ Silverbird - Third Edition

“The BookJam @ Silverbird” is a monthly event that consists of book readings, discussions, musical performances, poetry recitals, book signings and a raffle draw. It is hosted by A. Igoni Barrett and the Silverbird Lifestyle store.

The third edition of “The BookJam @ Silverbird” will hold between 3 to 5 pm on Saturday 24 April 2010 at the Silverbird Lifestyle store, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The guest writers are:
Karen King-Aribisala, author of The Hangman’s Game;
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, author of God of Poetry;
Wole Oguntokun, author of Gbanja Roulette.

Karen King-Aribisala was born in Guyana. Her first book, Our Wife and Other Stories, won the “Best First Book Prize” (Africa Region) in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize of 1990/91. Her most recent novel, The Hangman’s Game, was awarded the “Best Book Prize” (Africa Region) in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize of 2008. She is the current head of the English Department, University of Lagos.

Wole Oguntokun is the author of many stage plays including Gbanja Roulette and The Return of Sogidi. He has produced several local TV programmes and was a producer on Season 2 and 4 of the pan-African TV show, “Moments with Mo”. He is the artistic director of Theatre@Terra. He writes a weekly column in The Guardian called “The Girl Whisperer”.

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu is the author of several books, including God of Poetry and Doctor of Football. He was the 1989 Distinguished Visitor at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario, Canada, and is the chairman of the editorial board of News Star newspaper. His short story "Cemetary of Life" was nominated for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2008.
Admission to the BookJam is free. Members of the audience who purchase books during the event stand a chance to win a special prize in a raffle draw. For more information send an email to auggustmedia@gmail.com.

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April 21, 2010

Photos from the Second Edition of "The BookJam @ Silverbird"

The second edition of Book Jam @ Silverbird was held at the Silverbird Lifestyle store, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos last month. Here are a few photos from the event.

Uwem Akpan and Igoni Barrett (top photo)
Unoma Giese (moderator of the event) (left photo)

Toni Kan (top)
Some guests in attendance (left)

Uwem Akpan's "Say You're One of Them" (top)
"Eko Dialogue" and "Remembering Ken
Saro Wiwa and Other Essays (right)

Jonathan Bruce (GM of Silverbird Lifestyle) and Babs Adefioye (top)
Joy Isi Bewaji (right)

Uwem Akpan autographing his book (left)
Uwem Akpan addresses the audience (top)

Abimbola Adelakun (left)
Father Uwem Akpan, author of "Say You're
One of Them" (top)

Adewale Maja- Pearce autographing a book (left)
Adewale Maja- Pearce (top)

Adewale Maja-Pearce and a guest (left)
Other guests in attendance (top)

Adewale Maja-Pearce and Odili Ujubuonu (right)

All photos published are courtesy of Auggust Media