WriteHouse Publishing House in collaboration with Patabah Books Limited, a Lagos bookstore is set to host top Nigerian authors, Olubunmi Familoni and Dami Ajayi, on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
The event, which will take place at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere Lagos by 3pm, will be an interactive discussion that is centred on the backstories behind the authors’ works as well as their knowledge of the creative process, governance, political, and social issues.
Familoni, author of Smithereens of Death and Ajayi, author of Clinical Blues, a poetry collection, would also read from their collections, which were published by WriteHouse.
Patabah Books, a major retail distributor of books, and a promoter of reading culture has hosted several award winning authors such as, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, Odili Ujubonu, Eghosa Imasuen, Victor Ehikhamenor, Bobo Omotayo and Nike Campbell-Fatoki.
Familoni and Ajayi will join the list of reputable authors who had engaged the Nigerian reading community at the bookshop.
Smithereens of Death provides varying continental themes. The writer weaves parody and conflict into unforgettable stories that challenge the reader to see beneath the blurred lines of familiar experiences.
In Familoni’s stories, death is used as a backdrop for expressing sociological and psychological shifts that occur in the motions of thought of everyday postcolonial experience.
Clinical Blues is a moveable feast of ideas, recollections, aspirations and apparitions of desire in the collective but submerged consciousness of the new Africa.
Ajayi, a medical doctor, on the basis of this collection follows in a great tradition of medical practitioners who are writers, and is also able to catch the inflections of Anglo-American modernisms.