The Book Club @ Social Media Week Lagos 2018

GrSCM-eat news folks, this month we will be joining several other organisations and individuals at the Social Media Week Lagos.

This year’s global theme is “Closer”, and it will be exploring the intensifying conflict between community and individualism.

The Book Club will be hosting a speakeasy session on Tuesday the 27th of February 2018 between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm entitled “Reviews without Borders: Books, Social media & Community”.

The speakers at this event will be our very own Unekwu “Neks” Nwaezeapu and renowned Author, Activist and Entrepreneur, Chude Jideonwu.

You can click here to search for the session and register to attend

Unekwu Nwaezeapu

Unekwu Nwaezeapu

Chude Jideonwu

Chude Jideonwu

4 days more to go to “Oil, Politics and Violence”

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It’s just 4 days to go to our meetup @ Freshly ground coffee 17B Awolowo road Ikoyi.

We will be savouring Oil, Politics and Violence by Max Soillun.

We will be starting at 4pm prompt.

Let’s celebrate our month of independence by reviewing how we got here.

PS: Please dressed in something that reflects your Nigerianess……… 

Imbube African book festival and awards

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ímbubé : (noun) Zulu word for Lion

This festival & awards was inspired by this quote from Chinua Achebe:

“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter… Once I realized that, I had to be a writer. It’s not one man’s job. But it is something we have to do, so that the story of the hunt will also reflect the agony, the travail — the bravery, even, of the lions.”

 

The Festival is a daylong activity that includes TED-style talks by prominent members of the literary community, panel discussions on different literary activities, award sessions for short story writers, exhibitions and book signings.

Speakers & Panelist at Imbube 2017 include: Debola Williams, Enajite Efemuaye, Steve Harris, Toni Kan, Edirin Edewor, Ini Akpan and more

DATE AND TIME

Sat, October 28, 2017

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM WAT

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LOCATION

National Theatre Iganmu Lagos

Lagos, LA

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See the full program at Imbube.org

Register for tickets at- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imbube-2017-the-african-book-festival-tickets-38834236246

The Kite runner- September 2017

the kite runnerAmir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

Season of Crimson Blossoms- August 2017

An affair between 55-year-old widow Binta Zubairu and 25-year-Season_of_Crimson_Blossoms_largeold weed dealer Reza was bound to provoke condemnation in conservative Northern Nigeria. Brought together in unusual circumstances, Binta and Reza faced a need they could only satisfy in each other. Binta – previously reconciled with God – now yearns for intimacy after the sexual repression of her marriage, the pain of losing her first son and the privations of widowhood. Meanwhile, Reza’s heart lies empty and waiting to be filled due to the absence of a mother. The situation comes to a head when Binta’s wealthy son confronts Reza, with disastrous consequences. This story of love and longing – set against undercurrents of political violence – unfurls gently, revealing layers of emotion that defy age, class and religion.

Night of A Red Moon- July 2017

Femi, anight of a red moon university student has been killed by overzealous men of the Oodua People’s Congress in the little town of Ago-Iwoye, sending a cloud of fear and uncertainty over it.
But it is the retaliatory violence which begins as a ‘peaceful protest’ that turns the town into a war zone, leaving the king dethroned, his palace in flames and innocent students at the mercy of enraged indigenes.
There is bloodshed, rape and more bloodshed that envelopes the night, even as four friends and their girls, attempt to see the night out, including pen-lovers, Tubor and Temmy, whose first meeting quickly becomes a desperate survival adventure.