What happened to protest writing evolution or extinct

Join us at the historic Freedom Park during the Lagos Book & Art Festival 2015 at our panel discussion on Protest Writing in Africa on Saturday November 14, 2015.
Last year we discussed how the Lagos Africans fought occupation by the British in the non- fiction novel, Possessed, by Olasupo Shasore SAN. This year, the scope of our discussion is the post-independence period based on three seminal satirical books:

  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
  • Arrows of Rain by Okey Ndibe

Getting in the ring to discuss ‘Protest Writing’ are:

  • Efe Paul Azino, spoken word artist, renowned for his satirical spoken word poem: “This is not a Political Poem”.
  • Ayo Sogunro, author of The Wonderful Life of Senator Boniface and other Sorry Tales and human rights activist.
  • Uzo Maxim Uzoatu, the author of the poetry collection God of Poetry and the novels Satan’s Story and The Missing Link.

Drinks reception to follow immediately after the panel.


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