Award winning authors Toni Kan and Leye Adenle will be reading from their wave making novels, The Carnivorous City and Easy Motion Tourist today Wednesday November 23, 2016 at the well appointed rele gallery on Lagos island.
The duo, fresh of their appearances and well attended events at the Ake festival will be treating the audience to readings from their novels in a session that will be moderated by novelist and columnist, Eghosa Imasuen.
The theme for the evening is ‘Writing Sex and Crime in Lagos’.
Describing Adenle’s debut, the blurb says “with Easy Motion Tourist’s astonishing cast, Tarantino has landed in Lagos.
This page turning debut crime novel pulses with the rhythm of Nigeria’s megacity” while Toni Kan’s new novel has been described by Helon Habila as a novel that brings Lagos to life “like no other book I have read.”
Cocktails start 6pm while the reading kicks off at 7pm.
Last week, Toni Kan read from The Carnivorous City, on Saturday November 12, 2016 at Freedom Park, Lagos.
The novel went on sale in Nigeria on November 10, 2016.
Toni Kan was in a conversation with Hawa Golakai, the Liberian author of The Lazarus Effect.
The duo spoke on the theme “Missing Bodies in Crime Fiction” as part of activities marking the 2016 edition of the annual Lagos Book and Arts Festival (LABAF).
Hauwa’s debut novel, The Lazarus Effect is set in Cape Town and focuses on Voinjama Johnson an investigative journalist working for the Cape Town magazine, Urban.
Her life is a mess and she’s been seeing things: a teenage girl in a red hat that goes hand-in-hand with the debilitating episodes she is loath to call ‘panic attacks’.