Binyavanga and Igoni’s Reading at Quintessence, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, this Past Saturday: Photos from the Event

Binyavanga reading

Igoni Barrett, Amatesiro Dore, Binyavanga Wainaina

Toni Kan and Kaina Agary

Toni Kan and Kaine Agary

Ayodele Morocco-Clarke and Toni Kan mugging it for the camera

Ayodele Morocco-Clarke and Toni Kan mugging it for the camera

Lola Shoneyin was there.

Lola Shoneyin was there.

(R-L) Adebola Rayo and Aye-ola Mabiauku read along with Igoni

(R-L) Adebola Rayo and Aye-ola Mabiauku read along with Igoni

Saraba founder and author, Dr. Damilola Ajayi

Saraba founder and author, Dr. Damilola AjayiAmatesiro led Igoni and Binyavanga in conversation after they readAmatesiro led Igoni and Binyavanga in conversation after they read

Poet Aye-Ola performs her work and get the audience in the mood

Poet Aye-Ola performs her work and get the audience in the mood

Wana Udobang, writer, poet and OAP with Inspiration FM performs her poems, Love is/Not for Sale

Middle: Ms. Eretoru Oruwari, Igoni's mother, was in the audience

Middle: Ms. Eretoru Oruwari, Igoni’s mother, was in the audience

Wana Udobang, writer, poet and OAP with Inspiration FM performs her poems, Love is/Not for Sale

Igoni Barrett reads from his collection of short stories, Love is Power or Something Like ThatIgoni Barrett reads from his collection of short stories, Love is Power or Something Like That

Audience lines up for autographs

Audience lines up for autographs

Welcome To The New Quintessence

Kachifo is really excited to introduce the stunning new business location of an old friend. Quintessence, that 30 plus year old Lagos institution, has moved from Falomo Shopping Centre to Parkview Estate in Ikoyi.

Just about every publisher of good literature in Nigeria probably lists Quintessence as a friend and business partner and Kachifo is no exception. We’re very proud to be in the line up of the inaugural events at their new location. This Saturday 19th of October, Quintessence hosts two critically acclaimed Farafina authors, Binyavanga Wainana and Igoni Barrett on the release of  the Nigerian editions of their books One Day I Will Write About This Place and Love Is Power Or Something Like That.

We recently visited the new store and were very pleased to find that the address is the only major change in our long time friend. Quintessence is still the top destination for superior African arts, crafts, fashion and books. And we have the photo evidence to show it!

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This Saturday is as good a day as any to come and experience all this and more for yourself.

The new Quintessence is right at the entrance of Parkview Estate on Gerard Rd in Ikoyi.