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If you are in Abuja and you want to relax in an artistic ambience this evening, then the BookJam@Silverbird is the event.  The book for review is Lola Shoneyin’s hilarious narration of a polygamous home,  The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a story that explores polygamy in the Nigerian context. ‘For a polygamist like Baba Segi, his collection of wives and a gaggle of children are the symbol of prosperity, success and validation of his manhood. Everything runs reasonably smoothly in the patriarchal home, until wife number four intrudes on this family romance’ and threatens to reveal a devastating secret.

Joining Lola at this event is the popular actor, Femi Branch, whose collection of plays and fifty poems was recently published in his anthology, From Senbora. Poet, Kufre Ekanem, would also be reading from about his debut poetry book, The Ant Eaters: a collection of rants and anthems.

The BookJam@Silverbird Abuja is a book party, a collaboration of the Abuja Literary Society and Silverbird. It is anchored by co-host of the Abuja Poetry Slam, Jide Attah, and consists of book readings, book signings, raffle draw and a discussion by the guest authors. In addition, there will be special Slam poetry performance by some of Abuja’s finest Slam champions.

Held on the last Friday of every month at the Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Central Area, Abuja, at 6pm, the monthly book feast has become a stable staple in Abuja’s literary calendar, promoting book sales, author-fan interaction and a literary culture in Nigeria’s federal capital city.

4 Responses

  1. Sweet. Wish I could be there. But having an event for tomorrow in Lagos, its called the Potters Lounge. By the way, you’re invited, even if you can’t make it tomorrow. See you at the next monthly editon.

    The potters lounge is more than a place. It’s a platform, a centre in Ikoyi for young people to hang out monthly with core professionals as they find a purpose driven life through the most attractive platforms. We’ve hosted quite a bunch of business executives in the past, ranging from Yemi Cardoso Chairman, CitiBank Nigeria. Seyi Wright, A facilator/life coach and former bank MD. Also, we always host veterans who are the best in their fields to come hang out with aspiring folks as they have fun together and we deem it necessary to have you also.

    This is a non profit initiative. Its open for free with also, free refreshments under a relaxed atmosphere for cross sessions of motivational/interactive talks on issues of our time ranging from career, business, leadership, relationship, emotions, 360 degrees knowledge, skills juggled with book and business reviews, crash MBA classes and platforms for networking under the ambience of soothing soulful/hiphop/ positive/Christian/live music.

    This is in line with our plot to raise better minds, lives and a more positive and progressive nation while building a world with value.

    So once gain here are the details:

    Potters Lounge

    Date: Saturday, 26th of February 2011

    Venue: 25B McDonald Road, Ikoyi

    Time : 4-9PM prompt

    Please consider this as a formal invitation.

    We have made reservations to accommodate you and your friends and team members, so it’d also be fine if the awareness of this event is spread across your network of influence through any media you possess.

    We’d also welcome any ideas or even assistance in any form too.


    Uwaoma Eizu


    Our Team

    Potters Lounge

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  2. Well, I am just seeing this message. We and our entire team will be so willing to hold talks on how to partner and work with you. Please keep in touch on BBpin 30BEB48F, [email protected] or call at 08035202891. Also, please send me your e-mail ad, so I can forward more briefs and documentations. Thanks

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