Glo hosts literary show today, pays tribute to Soyinka

Glo hosts literary show today, pays tribute to Soyinka

Glo hosts literary show today, pays tribute to Soyinka

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Globacom, Nigeria’s Second National Operator (SNO) will today celebrate Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate and three young literary icons for their contributions to Literature and for uplifting the country’s on the global stage.
“An Evening with Wole Soyinka”, a socio-cultural potpourri festival holds today in Lagos at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, the telecoms company announced.
The three young writers Sefi Atta, Tope Folarin and E.C. Osondu are expected to share their personal perspectives on African literature and the contributions of Prof Soyinka in an interactive exchange during the event and later take turns to read from Soyinka’s works of their choice.

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Globacom”]“The three young writers Sefi Atta, Tope Folarin and E.C. Osondu are expected to share their personal perspectives on African literature and the contributions of Prof Soyinka in an interactive exchange during the event and later take turns to read from Soyinka’s works of their choice.” [/blockquote]

Glo hosts literary show today, pays tribute to Soyinka
Mike Adenuga, Chairman of Globacom, the second national operator of Nigeria
Also a documentary on the life and times of the Nobel Laureate as well as a reading of his works by the three young literary Nigerian writers would be featured during the night to entertain guests, the telco says.
On her part, Sefi Atta, a 2006 winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, will take readings from the Nobel Laureate’s Ake: The Years of Childhood, which she said is “the summation of my interests and concerns as a writer: family, history, and social and political conflict”.
The 2009 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, E.C. Osondu says he would read from Soyinka’s The Man Died because “it has two qualities that come to mind when I think of Wole Soyinka – the man and the writer – Courage and Humor”.
The last author, Tope Folarin, also a Caine Prize for African Writing winner (2013) opted to read “You Must Set Forth at Dawn” because “it is a wonderfully written memoir, and also because it provides a vivid account of Professor Soyinka’s development as a thinker, artist, activist and scholar.”
Globacom says arrangements have been concluded to ensure an evening of intellectual stimulation, glitz, glamour and sublime entertainment for guests.
The telecoms company says it has lined up leading Nigerian musicians to give guests an unforgettable experience will notable African writers will grace the occasion in honour of Soyinka.
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