The BookJam is here again! It’s happening at the Silverbird lifestyle store, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 by 3 p.m. The BookJam, a monthly event, is hosted by A. Igoni Barrett and the Silverbird Lifestyle store. It comprises book readings, discussions, musical performances, poetry recitals, book signings and a raffle draw.
The guest writers for this edition are:
- Helon Habila
Helon Habila is a poet and prose fiction writer. He is the author of the novels Waiting for an Angel and Measuring Time. Habila, who won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2001, is concluding work on his new novel about the Niger Delta, Oil on Water, which is set for release in August 2010.
- Madeleine Thien
Madeleine Thien is the author of three works of fiction including Simple Recipes and Certainty. A recipient of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Canada First Novel Award, her work has been published internationally and translated into 16 languages. Her new novel about the Cambodian civil war, Dogs at the Perimeter, will be published in 2011.
- Tsitsi Dangarembga
Tsitsi Dangarembga is a novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist. Her novel Nervous Conditions won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (African Region) in 1989. She is presently director of Zimbabwe Women Writers and the International Images Film Festival for Women, and is a founding member of the Institute of Creative Art for Progress in Africa Trust (ICAPA)
- Unoma Azuah
Unoma Azuah is the author of three books. Sky-high Flames, her debut novel, has won several awards including the Hellman/Hammett award and the Flora Nwapa/Association of Nigerian Authors award. She teaches English at Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee.
Admission to the BookJam is free, plus you stand a chance to win a special prize in a raffle draw if you purchase a book during the event!