Author for April -- Michael Afenfia
Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe-Institut Ghana proudly present Nigerian author and social commentator, Michael Afenfia at our regular monthly reading sessions. Michael Afenfia is the speechwriter to the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State and the author of four novels and a biography.
Afenfia is the author of When the Moon Caught Fire (2010), A Street Called Lonely (2011), Don’t Die on Wednesday (2014), and Paxoid, which he co-authored with his 12-year-old son. He has also written the biography of Gboribiogha John Jonah, the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Currently he runs a weekly series the Mechanics of Yenagoa which has received a rousing reception. Mechanics of Yenagoa (available here) tells the story of Ebinimi, the fascinating graduate mechanic character around whom the plot’s intrigues largely evolve.
Between 2014 and 2016, Michael served as chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Bayelsa State Chapter and currently is a Patron of Yenagoa Book Club (YBC).
Michael is also the speechwriter to the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He previously worked as Senior Special Assistant on Research in Nigeria's presidency, and as Director, Government-to-Business in Bayelsa State’s Due Process and e-Governance Bureau, with experience in Construction, Real Estate, Banking and Public Service.
Michael has a Law Degree from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology Nigeria and an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
This will be a highly interactive reading and guests are requested to read from The Mechanics of Yenegoa before the event. Join us for an exciting evening of readings. Books will be on sale at the WPG book stand.
Date: Wednesday, 24th April, 2019
Time: 7.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Admittance is Free.
Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.