Writers Project of Ghana

Special Reading With Chuma Nwokolo

The Writers Project of Ghana is happy to present once again Nigerian writer and lawyer Chuma Nwokolo at a public reading event. This takes place on Sunday, 25th September from 4.00 -- 5.30 PM.

Chuma Nwokolo was born in Jos, Nigeria and graduated from the University of Nigeria following which he was called to the bar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1984.

He worked briefly for the Legal Aid Council and was managing partner of the C&G Chambers. He has convened legal and literary conferences, and was writer-in-residence of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and chair of Leys Newspapers, Oxford. Chuma has led creative writing seminars for Oxford Brookes University and Benue State University and delivered workshops at literary festivals.

Chuma Nwokolo is the publisher of African Writing magazine, and has several books to his credit, including two novels for young adults, The Extortionist and Dangerous Inheritance; the novel, Diaries of a Dead African, the novelised anthologies African Tales at Jailpoint and One More Tale for the Road; the collections of short stories The Ghost of Sani Abacha, How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories (Vol. 1 & 2) and a poetry collection, Memories of Stone. His story, Diaries of a Dead African, was chosen by La Internazionale as one of the 3 best stories worldwide in 2003. His work has been translated into Italian, Slovene and Slovak.

Chuma Nwokolo is is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, the Association of Nigerian Authors, and PEN, and is also the founder of the BribeCode, a nationwide campaign to eradicate corporate corruption by adopting the bill the Corporate Corruption Act, which he devised and presented to the National Assembly in 2015.

Read more about Chuma at www.nwokolo.com.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet and interact with Chuma Nwokolo. There will be a short discussion session after the reading.

Date: Sunday, 25th September, 2016

Time: 4.00 PM - 5.30 PM

Venue: International House (Opposite the Faculty of Law Building), University of Ghana, Legon.

Admittance is Free.

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