Category Archives: Upcoming Events

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

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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

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Living Through The Leaves #LTTL2017

 

Our mission is to share some of the books we have enjoyed reading in the club to build a continually growing community of readers. In furtherance of its mission, The Book Club, Lagos is organising a literary appreciation event tagged “Living Through The Leaves”.

The event will feature excerpts from selected Nigerian literature as a stage performance (monologues and drama), spoken word, and music!!! The cast is made up of book lovers who will be acting out various characters from the selected books.

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BOOK CLUB MEETING, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2016

Our November book reading is “A Conspiracy of Ravens” by Othuke Ominiabohs.

A Conspiracy of Ravens is a thriller that digs into the unrest in the Niger Delta and draws a connection between it and the Boko Haram insurgency and the Nigerian Civil War.

We can’t wait to discuss this book at the next meeting.

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BOOK CLUB MEETING, SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2016

Our October book reading is “Don’t Die on Wednesday” by Micheal Afenfia.

The book is a combination of fiction and reality, with real names and places like Manchester United, Tottenham, Old Trafford, London e.t.c

The author used an issue as contemporary as football to tell the infectious story of a successful young Nigerian who faced challenges that finally ended his career. It eventually led to issues with his marital and family life.