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Abdullahi, Taofeek, Agoi, Erediauwa to headline World Book Day 2024 celebration

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  • April 27, 2024
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Abdullahi, Taofeek, Agoi, Erediauwa to headline World Book Day 2024 celebration

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THE literary world is set to converge in Lagos for the much-anticipated 2024 World Book Day celebration, organized by Hope for Life Initiative in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. Scheduled to take place at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos on April 30, 2024, the event promises to be a remarkable celebration of literature and knowledge under the World Book and Copyright Day theme ‘Read Your Way.’

A press statement issued by the CEO of Hope for Life Initiative, Kendi Aig-Imoru, indicates that the festivities will commence at 12:00noon and preceded by an exhibition starting at 10:00am. The event aims to foster a culture of reading and learning, emphasizing the transformative impact of books on individuals and societies alike.

The excitement surrounding the event is palpable, as the lineup of distinguished writers and scholars promises insightful discussions and engaging discourse on the power of books and the written word. Leading the charge are the esteemed quartet consisting of Dr. Olatunbosun Taofeek, Mallam Denja Abdulahi, Sir Folu Agoi, and Dr. Adesuwa O. Erediauwa.

The statement further says, “The forthcoming 2024 World Book Day celebration in Lagos transcends the realms of intellectual discourse. It symbolizes the timeless influence of books in educating, inspiring, and shaping lives. This event beckons all literature enthusiasts and knowledge seekers to partake in an enriching experience on April 30th. More than a mere gathering, this celebration is a testimony to the enduring power of literature to captivate minds and ignite imaginations. As the world commemorates the significance of books, we invite you to immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling, exploration, and discovery.

“Join us on April 30th as we embark on a journey through the enchanting world of words, guided by the shared passion and dedication of literary enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds. Together, let us celebrate the profound impact of literature on individuals and communities, and reaffirm our commitment to nurturing a culture of reading and lifelong learning.”

Taofeek is a creative writer and principal researcher with Grecian Books. In 2023 he was longlisted for The Nigerian Prize in Literature, the James Curry Prize for African Literature, and was shortlisted in the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) for the drama category with his work, Where is Patient Zero?

Abdulahi is a writer, former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and retired federal director from the Ministry of Culture and Creative Economy.

Agoi is the President of Nigerian Centre for PEN International, recipients of several awards, including Wole Soyinka Award for Literature while Erediauwa, an economic expert, is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Economic Relations Division of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos. Her focus is on economic interaction among sovereign nations.

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