Ikoyi, Lagos, 6th June —
Saraba Literary Trust launches its latest publications at the Zac chess Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries (ZODML) at 19B Awolowo Road. The event runs from 35pm and will feature readings and photographs. Victor Ehikhamenor and Jumoke Verissimo headline the event and will read from their contributions to the Displacement Issue of Saraba Magazine.
Jumoke Verissimo’s poetry chapbook will be launched on the day. Verissimo is a leading Nigerian poet whose first collection of poetry, I am memory, won the AWF/Carlos Idizia Ahmad first book Prize for Poetry 2009, the Second Prize, AWF/Anthony Agbo Prize for Poetry 2009 and an Honourable Mention in the Association of Nigerian Authors (Poetry) Prize. She is a recipient of the Chinua Achebe Centre Fellowship.
Contributors to the Survival issue will read from their work; among them ‘Yinka Elujoba, Damilola Yakubu, and Salamatu Okorejior. The photographs of Logor’ Muyiwa Adeyemi will be projected as well. Finally, there will be a Q & A session with the editors of Saraba Magazine in attendance.