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Esuku headlines Nigerian Literary Society’s March reading, conversation in Port Harcourt

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  • March 6, 2024
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Esuku headlines Nigerian Literary Society’s March reading, conversation in Port Harcourt

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JOY Esuku, the author of the well received novel Onite, will headline the March 2024 reading and conversation of the highly anticipated The Nigerian Literary Society (NLS) that has consistently defined the literary landscape of Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt. Esuku will hold the first writer to be hosted to a reading, poetry and Conversation of the year 2024 with a focus on her novel, Onite. An educationist, Debbie Emma-Edade will moderate the event and have a conversation with Esuku on her creative writing and help the audience into the intricate tapestry of the world Esuku weaves in Onite. Also, writer and poet Mr. Ike Aro will be on hand to spice up the event.

According to the Curator of Nigerian Literary Society (NLS), Mr. David Chukwueke, the event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 1:00pm at its regular venue, Alliance Francaise, 20 Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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Joy Esuku

Esuku is from Andoni in Rivers State. She studied English Language and Literary Studies at the University of Calabar, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt and Certificate in Screen writing from the New York Film Academy (NYFA). She is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Rivers State chapter, where she served as Financial Secretary and Treasurer, an Ex-officio at ANA National Executive Council and also as a two-term National Treasurer. She is the Vice President of South-South Writers Union and an enthusiast of Nigerian Literary Society (NLS).

Onite is an interesting read in its vast sweep as it traverses Nigeria’s South-South and the Middle Belt regions with its focus on conflict of culture and ills in society and also highlights he fundamental dilemma arising from different cultural practices. Audience members to the March reading and conversation will be thrilled as Esuku takes them on a literary journey only she can conjure.

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