So What’s Eating the North?


What’s Eating the North: Politics, Culture and Relationships in Writing from Northern Nigeria


Join Caine Prize short-listed authors Elnathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim as they discuss their debut novels, set in Northern Nigeria and released to coincide with LABAF 2015. Kadaria Ahmed (Editor of defunct, NEXT234) will lead the authors in conversation, exploring love, friendship, loss and the effects of extremist politics and religion on everyday life in Northern Nigeria, as reflected in these two ground-breaking debut novels.

Ahmed will engage the authors critically about their writing in the context of the insurgency in the North, tackling some of the most provocative and timely issues of the day and debating the lack of literary voices from the North.

Elnathan John (Author of Born on a Tuesday)
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Author of Season of Crimson Blossoms and The Whispering Trees)
Kadaria Ahmed (Journalist and presenter).

Date: Saturday 14 November 2015,

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