Celebrating Buchi Emecheta x #WhyBuchi Competition

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

If you’re fan of Buchi Emecheta or just getting to know the pioneering novelist’s work, we want to hear from you! Afrikult. is running an exclusive competition for the forthcoming Celebrating Buchi Emecheta event on Saturday 3rd February 2018 – an all-day celebration of the life and work of the acclaimed Nigerian novelist, who passed away in January 2017. 

This anniversary event will be a celebration Buchi Emecheta’s life and work as well as an opportunity to hold a public conversation about her legacy. The event will include a curated installation of The Life and Times of Buchi Emecheta, panel discussions, dramatisations of excerpts from two of her best know novels, music and dancing and of course Nigerian food.

As always, we will be there delivering an interactive workshop and announce the competition winner.

Afrikult.’s ‘Celebrating Buchi Emecheta’ workshop

This workshop will facilitate a lively discussion and interaction by focusing on Emecheta’s pioneering literary work. Those who have read all her books and those who may have just read and loved one are invited to participate in this interactive session, where the themes and impact of her work will be remembered. All attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of your favourite book by Buchi Emecheta. Register your place by emailing engage@afrikult.com.

Enter our #WhyBuchi competition to win a copy of new editions

Send us 100 words of why Buchi Emecheta and her work is important to you for a chance to win new covers of Kehinde, Head Above Water and The Rape of Shavi designed by Victor Ehikhamenor. Send your entry to engage@afrikult.com by 27 January 2018. We will be publishing the winning entries on our site!

Don’t miss Celebrating Buchi Emecheta on 3rd February 2018. Information and tickets available on bit.ly/CelebrateBuchiEmecheta.


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Presented by The Buchi Emecheta Foundation and Omenala Press, in partnership with the Royal African Society, Africa Writes, Centre of African Studies, University of London, Igbo Conference, City University & Afrikult. Supported by Arts Council England.



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