Writers Project of Ghana

Special Reading with Chuma Nwokolo


Writers Project of Ghana proudly presents a public reading with Nigerian writer, attorney and publisher, 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 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 collection of short stories, The Ghost of Sani Abacha, 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.

His most recent work, How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories (Vol. 1) was published by Gwandustan! in 2013.

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, 19th February, 2014.
Time 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Location: International House, University of Ghana, Legon.
Admission is free.

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