Tributes For Buchi Emecheta: Atta, Unigwe, Wood, Busby, Others, As Speakers

Committee For Relevant Art (CORA) will on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island organize ‘An Afternoon of Tributes for Buchi Emecheta.’

In a statement signed by Jahman Anikulapo with Ike Oguine as Convener, the event will centre on readings and discussions around the works of Buchi Emecheta the Nigerian author of The Bride Price and other novels.
Time: 1pm.

The panel of speakers at the event will include Sefi Atta, Molara Wood, Margaret Busby, (who was Buchi's publisher), Chika Unigwe and Sarah Ladipo Manyika.  Sylvester Onwordi, Emecheta’s son who published a very moving tribute to her in the New Statesman, will in from London to take part in the occasion.

Ms. Emecheta, was a pioneering female Nigerian novelist who had lived in the UK since 1960. She died in late January 2017. With Second Class Citizen published as far back as 1976, this trailblazing writer had broached a subject that would later be generally described as Diaspora literature.

The statement added: “The working subject of the conversation is that, even she has passed, her work continues in the works of several Nigerian female writers who have taken her concerns even farther.”

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