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Book n Gauge X: Call it what you want. Xpect anything!

Book n Gauge X: Call it what you want. Xpect anything!

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For all you book lovers, Book n Gauge X comes up this Saturday! Book N Gauge X will feature conversations with two writers: Chuma Nwokolo and poet, Ralph Tathagata; and Performance by Efe Paul Azino. There will be music, poetry, readings and more music.

Chuma Nwokolo: Lawyer, writer and the publisher of African Writing magazine. He is author of the poetry collection, Memories of Stone, the serial Tales by Conversation, and many novels, including Diaries of a Dead African, the Pulpfaction Club Book of the Month for October. He was writer-in-residence at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. For this edition, he will read from his latest collection of short stories, The Ghost of Sanni Abacha.

Ralph Tathagata was born in Obiohia-Bende, Abia State. Presently, he lives in Lagos. He is largely self-educated: a poet, a writer, a journalist and former general secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Lagos State.

Plumbline studied as a geo-scientist, but rather than digging oil pipes; he “mines” words. Influenced by poets like the late Mamman Vatsa and the late Ken Saro Wiwa, the songwriter and spoken word artist has been writing poetry from his secondary school days. He performs spoken word poetry at events like Wordslam, Anthill, Taruwa, and hosts Chill and Relax.

Auction Session
There will be an auction session where you can get the latest books and CDs. There is also a surprise ‘X’ auction item; come find out what it is. What are you waiting for? Let the bargaining begin.

Other attractions:                               

  • One-on-one interaction with authors and performers
  • A platform for book enthusiasts to meet, interact and network (members of PulpFactionClub on Facebook and followers on Twitter would have an opportunity to meet).
  • Freebies, lots of them. Let’s start with this: invite five friends, ensure they come for the event and win a free book.
  • Live musical performance by Jeffrey Plumbline
  • Book signing

DATE:  March 31, 2012
TIME: STRICTLY 2pm – 5pm
VENUE: Debonair Bookstore, 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba

Remember, bring five friends and win a free book! Gifts are available for early birds too.

Book ‘n’ Gauge is organized by PulpFaction Book Club, and aims at creating a platform where reading is seen as hip and cool.

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