October 9: Virtually Yours with Nadifa Mohamed

I continue “Virtually Yours” my partnership with Goethe-Institut Namibia, a series of online discussions with contemporary authors from Africa. “Virtually Yours” aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series of online discussions held once a month from October has featured Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Niq Mhlongo, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Tendai Huchu, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda, Ondjaki, Ishmael Beah, Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, and Rémy Ngamije.

The guest for October 9 will be Somali-British novelist Nadifa Mohamed with her latest novel Booker Prize shortlisted The Fortune Men. Her other novels are Black Mamba Boy (2010) and The Orchard of Lost Souls (2013). She featured on Granta magazine’s list “Best of Young British Novelists” in 2013, and on the Africa39 list of writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature in 2014.

She has also written short stories, essays, memoirs and articles in outlets including The Guardian, and contributed poetry to the anthology New Daughters of Africa (ed. Margaret Busby, 2019). She is also a lecturer in Creative Writing in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Register for this Virtual Gathering at the link below and stand the chance of winning a copy by clicking here.

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