Saturday, May 13, 2006

helen oyeyemi @ african writers' evening - may 19

African Writers' Evening on May 19 at the Poetry Cafe will feature Helen Oyeyemi (author of The Icarus Girl).

Also on the bill are young poets - Clara Bakosi (Nigeria) & Louis Antwi (Ghana), who have emerged from the annual Lynk Reach schools Slam project coordinated by Jacob Sam-La Rose..

The line up in the following months include: Hisham Matar (selected Borders Best books of 2006 - Libya); Wangui Wa Goro (writer, translator of Veronique Tadjo and Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Kenya); and Brian Chikwava (2004 Caine Prize Winner - Zimbabwe).

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 / Date: Friday 19th May / Time: 7.30pm.

Photo: taken at The British Library, 15th October 2005.


Blogger St Antonym said...

I'd hoped to talk to Helen when she participated in a PEN World Voices panel in New York a couple of weeks ago, but I had to leave early.

She's lovely and thoughtful, I wish her much luck with book number two.

3:33 pm, May 15, 2006  
Blogger laspapi said...

I'm reading Icarus Girl at the moment. Its exceptional.

5:58 am, May 16, 2006  

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