THE POSSESSED BOOK TOUR PART 1

NOVEMEBER 2014

JAZZHOLE

After a well attended and spirited book launch at City Hall on the Lagos Island, it was time to promote Possessed. What better way to do this than to bring the book to the people it was written for and about, Lagosians of every creed? Thus Mr. Olasupo Shasore and the CLRN team hopped on the book tour bus.

The first stop on the tour was Jazzhole, part of Glendora Books. The bookstore located at 198 Awolowo Road Ikoyi was an ideal setting for the reading with its rustic intimate feel. Earlier in the day, on Sunday 2nd November, 2014, the CLRN team assembled, preparing the venue for about 50 expected guests.

Paperback and Hardcover versions of Possessed

Paperback and Hardcover versions of Possessed

The event was scheduled to begin at 4:30pm and a few guests began to trickle in before the time. On the speakers was cool jazz music, provided by Mr Tejuosho, part owner of Jazzhole. Later, some Fela was played to fit the mood. The guests checked out the large and eclectic collection of CDs, vinyl records and books on display and soon, the reading began, after a brief introduction of the author and the book. Mr Shasore wanted an intimate, friendly, open discussion. He made the guests feel at home as he read from six points in the book, welcoming lively debate, questions and telling warm, detailed stories, helping to paint a perfect portrait f Lagos as it was between 1861 and 1906.

The author shares a joke with the guests

The author shares a joke with the guests

The author discussing the book

The author discussing the book

The mood turns introspective as the guests listen closely to the stories of colonial Lagos

The mood turns introspective as the guests listen closely to the stories of colonial Lagos

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Book Signing! If you look closely, you’ll spot Mr Ogunlesi, waiting patiently for Mr Shasore’s John Hancock

Book Signing! If you look closely, you’ll spot Mr Ogunlesi, waiting patiently for Mr Shasore’s John Hancock

A proud owner of Possessed! In the background, Guests helping themselves to refreshments, including traditional fare like Ikokore

A proud owner of Possessed! In the background, Guests helping themselves to refreshments, including traditional fare like Ikokore

Watch out for more posts on the Possessed book tour!

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