stimmen afrikas - Literatur und Bildung and Sonnenblumen Community Development Group e.V. invite: Elnathan John (Nigeria)
stimmen afrikas invites to:
Reading and Discussion about the book: Be(com)ing Nigerian - A Guide
January 21st 2021, 7.30 p.m. Live über Dringeblieben und Instagram
The renowned Nigerian writer and satirist Elnathan John will read from his book: „Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide (Cassava Republic Press 2019). He presents a humoristic guideline for the Nigerian society in which he describes manners and cultural practices in Nigeria amusingly and concretely and invites to reflect upon them.
The discussion will be moderated by Abdulraheem Hassan (Deutsche Welle).
The event will be accompanied by the Yinka Kehinde. She is woman of colour and diversity coach and trainer. You can approach her with any thoughts, comments or questions you have that you don’t want to bring into the open group chat.
You can join the event here: https://dringeblieben.de/.../elnathan-john-becoming...
Sonnenblumen Community Development Group e.V. invites to:
Talk and Discussion: “This one na wahala oh!” Postcolonial Reflections on Power, Politics and Corruption - An evening with Elnathan John”
January 22nd 2021, 7 p.m Live on Instagram @scdgofficial; @twmbibliothek and Youtube: SCDG TV Channel https://youtu.be/OwA6qxBEfd0
This event will be moderated by Randall Hutchins (Director, SCDG)
Tickets: You can support our project with a donation
About the author:
Elnathan John is a writer, lawyer and one of the most prominent satirists of Nigeria. His essays and writings have been published in numerous collections. He has been nominated for the renowned Caine Prize twice. His debut novel, Born on a Tuesday, won the Betty Trask Award and he was a judge for the Man Booker Prize 2019.
About the book:
With his blunt satire, writer and lawyer Elnathan John presents a provocative guideline for Nigerians. His book shockingly portrays how power is exerted, negotiated and abused in private and public spaces, in politics, economy and religious institutions. Elnathan John describes manners and cultural practices in Nigeria amusingly and concretely. He holds a mirror up to the Nigerian community and simultaneously invites Nigerians to humorously reflect upon their behaviour.
“The Nigerian god loves money. Because money answereth all things.
You know how Nigeria is, things may be difficult, but they are always
possible with money.”
© Painting Subject - Flyer: Dr. Vivian Timothy
© Foto: Herby Sachs