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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

Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun- February 2017

like a muleDr. Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in San Francisco. On the cusp of seventy-five, she has a zest for life and makes the most of it through road trips in her vintage Porsche, chatting to strangers, and reminiscing about characters from her favourite novels. Until she has an accident, crushing her independence. Without the support of family, she relies on friends and chance encounters to help keep her sanity. As Morayo recounts her story, moving seamlessly between past and present, we meet Dawud, a charming Palestinian shopkeeper, Sage, a feisty, homeless Grateful Dead devotee, and Antonio, the poet whom Morayo desired more than her ambassador husband.

A subtle story about ageing, friendship and loss, this is also a nuanced study of the erotic yearnings of an older woman.

July has come

June was a busy month for the book club. After months of rehearsals, planning and prayers, “Leaving through the leaves” finally happened.

For those who made it there, it was loads of fun seeing our selected books and their various characters come to live on stage and for those who didn’t, we hope to share pictures and videos of the event with you in later posts.

We didn’t leave June at that, we managed to squeeze in world renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie’s Ted Talk turned book, telling us why we should all be feminists and we had a swell time reviewing it at the Yellow chilli in Ikeja GRA.

This month we will be reading and reviewing another Nigerian author, Ojay Aito’s debut novel “Night of a red moon” and it promises to be a swell time.

night of a red moon

 

born-on-a-tuesday

Born on a Tuesday

Writer: Elnathan John
Category: Fiction

In the far reaches of northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys that are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble during the election. When their attempt to burn down the opposition’s headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind.