Book N Gauge 11: No Holds Barred

Book N Gauge 11: No Holds Barred promises to be a beautiful blend of literature and music, and of fact and fiction. Get set to encounter writers that have more to themselves than just being writers, and performers that are fully committed to their art.

The writers

Kenneth C. Madiebo is the author of The Kwerekwere Testament: The Complete Chronicles, a fictional work. As the product of a thirteen-and-half year study on the socio-economic and health impacts of forced migration on black Africans, The Kwerekwere Testament: The Complete Chronicles has its roots in fact.

Ukamaka Olisakwe is a writer, mother and banker. Her forthcoming debut novel, Eyes of a Goddess, will draw tears out of her readers. Eyes of a Goddess is a story of hardship, abuse, and the resilient spirit of those desperate to breathe in the air of freedom.

Babatunde Sule has lived most of his life in Lagos and has always mused about the complexities that both attract and repel millions from the city. His first work of fiction, Half This, Half That, is an expression of his inner musings about the millions of untold stories the city of Lagos harbors.

The performers

Aramide has written over 100 songs. In 2008, she was part of a show called ‘Divas Unplugged’ in the city of Jos; the show had all the leading female artistes in the Nigerian music industry. Aramide is also a guitarist and saxophonist, and has worked with artistes like M.I. and Jesse Jagz.

Olumide Holloway, better known as “Olulu, the King not from Zulu”, is a writer, poet and spoken word artiste. He is a regular performer at Lagos open mic events such as Freedom Hall, Chill and Relax and Taruwa. He’s also a member of a Christian Performance Poetry group named “CODE.”

As always, expect:

• One-on-one interaction between authors, performers and readers
• A platform for book enthusiasts to meet, interact and network
• Freebies! Invite five friends, ensure that they come for the event and win a free book.
• Live Musical performances
• Book signings

DATE: 28th April, 2012
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
VENUE: Debonair Bookstore, 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba.

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