Author's Talk 2019: The African Writer and The English Language

Can a story be considered an African literature if written in English Language?

It's that time of the year again! A time for writers to meet to dialogue on important topics that revolves around the art of writing.

This year’s Author’s Talk will focus on the relationship between the African writer and the English Language, and the function of English Language in African literature.  Writers will meet to dialogue on questions such as: Can a story be considered an African writing if written in English Language? Does English Language accurately capture the diverse African experiences or proverbs? Should African Writers write in their mother tongues? Are African writers pressurized to change their tone for global readership? 

Under this major theme, sub-themes would be constructed to present different analysis of the theme from various perspectives. The purpose of bringing this topic to public discourse is to learn, re-learn and un-learn from diverse personal experiences of African writers from across Nigeria who writes in English or other languages.




Date:                           Saturday, 3rd August 2019.

Time:                           1pm prompt.

Venue: Revolving Art Incubator; 2nd floor, Silverbird Galleria, 133, Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island, Lagos.


What is your story?

Let's discuss at #AuthorsTalk19

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  • #1

    Sandra Udoma (Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:09)

    I love Author’s Talk. Every year, it’s always an opportunity to meet and learn from writers I admire. I love what you do, and especially for making it free for everyone. Thank you