Plans are on the way for the biggest book fiesta in Nigeria; the Lagos Book & Arts Festival (Labaf) 2016 and as usual, heralding the festival is a Book Trek that features book reading by prominent, pro-literacy campaign Nigerians and notable authors who have made marks in their respective endeavors.
The Theme for this year’s #LABAF2016 is “The Terror of Knowledge” The Book is a terrifying weapon against the forces of incapacity.
This year the CORA Book Trek takes the book conversation to Quintessence Bookshop, Ikoyi where one of the leading new generation female writers, Molara Wood, who happens to be a strong voice in advocating a revival in the nation’s reading culture would be reading from her recent collection of short stories “Indigo” that has raked in a couple of awards since publication, she is billed to read and interact with the public on Saturday, July 9 at 4pm.
Ms. Wood’s short stories, flash fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including ‘African Literature Today’, ‘Chimurenga’, ‘Farafina’, ‘Sentinel Poetry Online’, ‘The New Gong Book of New Nigerian Short Stories’, and ‘One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories’.
In 2008, she won the inaugural John La Rose Memorial Short Story Competition, and received, in 2007, an award from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation for her fiction.
Molara Wood is a Writer, Journalist. Culture Activist. Sylvan Historian. She is @molarawood on Twitter.
This writer-public interaction, produced by the Committee for Relevant Arts and Quintessence, is the first in a series of Book Trek events prefacing the 18th Lagos Book and Art Festival, coming up in November.
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