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Michael Afenfia reads in Yenagoa, Lagos, Abuja

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  • June 24, 2024
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Michael Afenfia reads in Yenagoa, Lagos, Abuja

By Editor

CANADA-BASED Nigerian writer Michael Afenfia is on tour five cities where he’s reading from his books. His first stop was in Port Harcourt June 15, the second in Uyo at Akwa Ibom Books and Art Festival and the third will be in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital where Annette David-West-led 1402 Book Club will host him on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Golden Tulip, Onopa Gate, Bayelsa State Government House and at British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos, on July 5, 2024. The last leg in Nigeria will be in Abuja at The Booksellers, Wuse 2 on July 12, 2024.

The tour will end in London, UK on Saturday, July 28 at The African Centre, Southwark, a ticketed event and will he feature alongside another novelist, Chimeka Garricksm author ofTomorrow Died Yesterday. Afenfia will read from two of his latest novels, Rain Can Never Know and Leave My Bones in Saskaton. Also, Afenfia and Garricks will read from the latest anthology of short stories and poems on Covid-19, Covik One Nine, published by Ibiso Graham-Douglas’s Paperworth Books Ltd. Afenfia and Garricks are both published by Paperworth Books.

In a statement, Afenfia’s publisher, Graham-Douglas said, “Paperworth Books is thrilled to announce a 5-city book tour for Michael Afenfia, the celebrated author of the books Leave My Bones in Saskatoon and Rain Can Never Know. Afenfia, known for his compelling storytelling, has written over six acclaimed novels, including The Mechanics of Yenagoa, When the Moon Caught Fire, A Street Called Lonely and Don’t Die on Wednesday.

“Michael Afenfia is among the most prolific Nigerian novelists of our time, crafting stories that resonate with diverse audiences across various regions. This book tour provides a unique chance for readers to connect with him through readings, discussions, chats, workshops, and signings. We are immensely grateful for the support he has garnered and are thrilled to facilitate these interactions with our partners and collaborators.”

Afenfia, a lawyer with an MBA, serves as the Executive Director of Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies (SAISIA). He is actively involved in the literary community, holding positions on the boards of Word on the Street Saskatoon (WOTS) and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS). He is also a member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG) and the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), where he previously served as Chairman of Bayelsa State chapter.

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