Monday, October 12, 2009

Chika Unigwe on tour in the UK

Chika Unigwe tours the UK celebrating the 10th anniversery of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Unigwe was shortlisted in 2004. Africa’s highest literary reward - known as the African Booker has bolstered and launched the careers of a number of many of Africa’s best young writers.

The seven date UK-wide tour is supported by Arts Council England. It also features Caine Prize winners and short listed authors Brian Chikwava (winner 2004), Binyavanga Wainaina (winner 2002) and EC Osondu (winner 2009).

Sat 10th October - British Library
Sun 11th October 12-1pm - Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Inkpot
Tues 13th October 6pm - University of Kent, Grimond Lecture theatre 3, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF
Thurs 15th October 6.30pm
Chika Unigwe, Brian Chikwava and Binyavanga Wainaina
University of East Anglia, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Friday 16th October 7.30pmChika Unigwe, Brian Chikwava and EC Osondu chaired by Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Ilkley Literature Festival, Ilkley Playhouse, Wildman. LS29 9DT
Box Office: 01943 816 714
Saturday 17th October 7pmChika Unigwe, Brian Chikwava and EC Osondu chaired by Laura Fish
Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Newcastle University, Culture Lab, NE1 7RU
Box Office: 0191 222 7619
Monday 19th October 8pmChika Unigwe & EC Osondu chaired by Graham Mort
Lancaster Lit Fest, Storey Auditorium, House Lane, LA1 1TH
Box Office: 01524 582 394
Wednesday 28 October 7pmBrian Chikwava and Dr Mpalive Msiska
Brixton Library, Brixton Oval. SW2 1JQ.

More information can be found at the Caine Prize Tour’s facebook page.

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