Friday May 13 2011: Sefi Atta + Book Discussion

AFRICAN WRITERS’ EVENING featuring Sefi Atta plus Book Discussion
Friday 13 May 2011, 7.30pm (doors)
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London (Covent Garden tube)
4.00 / 3.00 (conc)


This May, African Writers’ Evening features Nigerian writer Sefi Atta all the way down from Mississippi for her second AWE reading in London (the first was her first ever reading anywhere – except school, of course!). In the second half of the evening there will be a book discussion on Sefi’s recent collection of short stories, News From Home, which won the 2009 Noma Award.



Sefi Atta

Sefi Atta was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She was educated there, in England and the United States.

A former chartered accountant and CPA, she is a graduate of the creative writing program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her short stories have appeared in journals like Los Angeles Review and Mississippi Review and have won prizes from Zoetrope and Red Hen Press. Her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC. She is the winner of PEN International’s 2004/2005 David TK Wong Prize and in 2006, her début novel Everything Good Will Come was awarded the inaugural Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.

Her short story collection, Lawless, received the 2009 Noma Award For Publishing in Africa. Lawless is published in the US and UK as News From Home.

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