Writers Project of Ghana

Writer for September - Chuma Nwokolo


Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute, Accra present as guest writer for the month of September, Nigerian poet, writer, and attorney, Chuma Nwokolo.

Chuma Nwokolo (b. 1963) was called to the bar in 1984, after which 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 seven books to his credit, including two novels for young adults, The Extortionist and Dangerous Inheritance (Macmillan Pacesetters), a poetry collection, Memories of Stone, the novel, Diaries of a Dead African, the novelised anthologies, African Tales at Jailpoint, One More Tale for the Road, and most recently, a collection of short stories, The Ghost of Sani Abacha. 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.

Read more about Chuma at www.nwokolo.com

This reading offers the opportunity to meet and interact with Chuma Nwokolo. There will be a short discussion session after the reading.

Date: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012.
Time 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
Location: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI), Cantonments, Accra.
Admission is free.

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