EMERGING AESTHETICS IN NIGERIAN LITERATURE –

A CELEBRATION OF ROTIMI BABATUNDE WINNER OF THE CAINE LITERATURE PRIZE 2012.

Dear All,
This is to draw you into the circle of friends who are planning an event in honour of our dear friend ROTIMI BABATUNDE for his success in winning the Caine prize for African Literature 2012. Our intention is to use this forum to not only celebrate one of our own, who has been acknowledged as one of the best by others, we also feel strongly that this forum would provide an avenue for us to widen and further our discussion on the passion we share as writers, performers and as literary and culture advocates with Babatunde’s Bombay’s Republic as pointer.

The spectrum of discussants would be:
a. Deji Toye,
b. Benson Eluma,
c. Jumoke Verissimo
d. Iquo Eke
e. Niran Okewole
f. Kola Tubosun
e. Peter Akinlabi
The committee directly responsible for the organization of this event is constituted as follows:
a. Benson Eluma,
b. Kayode Adeduntan,
c. Adebayo Mosobalaje,
d. Kola Tubosun
e. Ayo Olofintuade
f. Ropo Ewenla and
g. Yomi Ogunsanya
The following writers will also read from and have their works discussed works on that day:

1. Emmanuel Iduma, author of Farad
2. Ayodele Olofintuade, author of Eno’s Story
3. Olisakwe Ukamaka Evelyne, author of The Eye of the Goddess
4. Funmi Aluko
5. Imasuen Eghosa, author of Fine Boys

 

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012

Venue: Drapper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

 

For further information/clarifications, please contact:
Yomi Ogunsanya
08023904112/ogunmaren@gmail.com
Organizing Secretary

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