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Nigerian writer reads new work at University
A leading Nigerian writer is to read from his new collection of short stories at the University of Manchester tomorrow (26 January)
Chuma Nwokolo’s book, The Ghost of Sani Abacha, deal with the traumas endured by Nigerians following three decades of military rule.
Published by County Books, it contains twenty-six short stories set in a post-autocratic country whose citizens suffer varying levels of post Traumatic stress disorders.
He was invited to speak by Geoff Ryman, a lecturer based at the University’s centre for New Writing
Ryman is on the editorial board of Chuma’s magazine - African Writing - where he oversees an educational section for the University.
The lecturer’s involvement in African Writing is part of a project to support creative writing at two Nigerian Universities funded through the British Council over one year.
Chuma Nwokolo, was called to the bar in 1984, worked briefly for the Legal Aid Council and was managing partner of the C&G Chambers, Lagos.
He was writer-in-residence of The Ashmolean, Oxford, and chair of Leys Newspapers.
His books include Diaries of a Dead African, One More Tale for the Road, and the poetry collection, Memories of Stone.
The first Diary of a Dead African, originally published by London Review of Books, was selected by La Internazionale as one of the three best stories worldwide in 2001.
He has written widely on contemporary issues in Nigeria, including the recent general strike over fuel costs and the horrors inflicted by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Last job offers
- Literature/Linguistics - 23.9
Associate Professorship or Professorship in German
- Literature/Linguistics - 21.9
Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Linguistics