Book ‘N’ Gauge XIII: Fine Boys Come to Town

Eghosa Imasuen

Book ‘n’ Gauge is at it again! This month, we will be featuring Eghosa Imasuen, author of Fine Boys (published by Farafina Books).

Imasuen was born on 19 May, 1976. He is a medical doctor and lives in Warri, Delta State. His short fiction has been published in online magazines like blackbiro.com and thenewgong.com. His first novel, To Saint Patrick, was published by Farafina, and his latest work, Fine Boys, has been warmly received in literary circles. Eghosa will be reading from and discussing his latest work.

Performers

Clay
Clay (Bianca Okorocha) is a pop/rock singer and songwriter based in Lagos, Nigeria. In addition to writing all of her own music, Clay has written for other artists. In 2011, Clay released her first official single, “Ogadisinma,” and it put her name on the lips of several fans.

Christine
Christine’s signature pop-blues style was first noticed when she won an MTN-sponsored talent contest in University of Jos, Plateau State, in 2005. But it wasn’t until 2007, when she beat over three thousand other contestants across Nigeria to win the Nokia First Chance music reality TV show, that her incredible talent was first showcased on a national scale. Her sound is a profound combination of alternative soul and R&B, with a mild pop twist, and it resonates the truth of personal experience.

Auction Session: There will be an auction session where you can get the latest books and CDs. There is also a surprise ‘X’ auction item; but you’ll have to come to find out what it is.

DATE: June 30, 2012
TIME: Strictly 2pm – 5pm
VENUE: Debonair Bookstore, 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba.

Remember, bring five friends along and win a free book! Gifts are available for early birds too. See you there!

Book n Gauge X: Call it what you want. Xpect anything!

For all you book lovers, Book n Gauge X comes up this Saturday! Book N Gauge X will feature conversations with two writers: Chuma Nwokolo and poet, Ralph Tathagata; and Performance by Efe Paul Azino. There will be music, poetry, readings and more music.

Writers
Chuma Nwokolo: Lawyer, writer and the publisher of African Writing magazine. He is author of the poetry collection, Memories of Stone, the serial Tales by Conversation, and many novels, including Diaries of a Dead African, the Pulpfaction Club Book of the Month for October. He was writer-in-residence at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. For this edition, he will read from his latest collection of short stories, The Ghost of Sanni Abacha.

Ralph Tathagata was born in Obiohia-Bende, Abia State. Presently, he lives in Lagos. He is largely self-educated: a poet, a writer, a journalist and former general secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Lagos State.

Performer
Plumbline studied as a geo-scientist, but rather than digging oil pipes; he “mines” words. Influenced by poets like the late Mamman Vatsa and the late Ken Saro Wiwa, the songwriter and spoken word artist has been writing poetry from his secondary school days. He performs spoken word poetry at events like Wordslam, Anthill, Taruwa, and hosts Chill and Relax.

Auction Session
There will be an auction session where you can get the latest books and CDs. There is also a surprise ‘X’ auction item; come find out what it is. What are you waiting for? Let the bargaining begin.

Other attractions:                               

  • One-on-one interaction with authors and performers
  • A platform for book enthusiasts to meet, interact and network (members of PulpFactionClub on Facebook and followers on Twitter would have an opportunity to meet).
  • Freebies, lots of them. Let’s start with this: invite five friends, ensure they come for the event and win a free book.
  • Live musical performance by Jeffrey Plumbline
  • Book signing

DATE:  March 31, 2012
TIME: STRICTLY 2pm – 5pm
VENUE: Debonair Bookstore, 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba

Remember, bring five friends and win a free book! Gifts are available for early birds too.

Book ‘n’ Gauge is organized by PulpFaction Book Club, and aims at creating a platform where reading is seen as hip and cool.

Book n Gauge 9: Nine and Still Counting

The ninth edition of Book n Gauge is here! This edition will feature one writer, El-Nukoya, author of Nine Lives, and two performers, Nayo Soul and Razaq Ivori.

Book n Gauge 9 will hold at Debonair Bookstore, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, 25th February 2012, from 2pm to 5pm.

It will be a fun time of book readings, auctions and signings, and live performances (music and spoken word). There will also be lots of freebies! You do not want to miss this.

Book n Gauge is hosted by Pulp Faction Book Club, in collaboration with Debonair Bookstore, Yaba, Lagos, and Wordsmithy Media