Book N Gauge 16: Unending Conversations
Book N Gauge, the monthly Book Culture event, will feature Sylva Nze Ifedigbo author of the recently published collection of short stories, “The Funeral Did Not End’ and Atilola Moronfolu, author of Antonyms of Mirage. The event, in its sixteenth edition, will draw from the theme: “Unending conversations”. It will seek to explore how literature is fuelling never ending conversations about issues that are dear to our hearts. In the boundless spirit of unending conversations, the 16th edition will also feature Nigeria’s premier spoken word Poet, Sage Hasson and Violin aficionado, Ernest Bisong. Book N Gauge is organised by Pulpfaction Book Club, a group of literary-minded individuals driven by a passion to make reading hip and cool again. The event is scheduled for the Saturday, 29th September 2012 at Debonair Bookstore, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
Multi-faceted entrepreneur, writer and editor. She is the Publisher of Neighbourhood Magazine publisher, a spoken word artist, and popular blogger, on atilola.blogspot.com.
Atilola Moronfolu plays an editing and advisory role for fellow writers and bloggers who are prepared to publish their books.
Because of her style of writing, which borders on the reality of the societal ills, she has been described by readers and reviewers as a social commentator. She sometimes calls herself “The Character Thief”. She is also one of the leading spoken word voices in the country.
She is the author of Antonyms of a Mirage, the now popularly trending short stories collection in Nigeria. Atilola is currently working on her second novel.
Sylva Nze Ifedigbo
Sylva Nze Ifedigbo is an “Out-of-Practice” Doctor of Veterinary, a writer with ample experience in Project Management, Creative Writing, Public Relations and Corporate Communications. He is the award winning essayist and author of the novella, “Whispering Aloud” and collection of short stories “ The Funeral Did Not End”.
An award winning fiction writer and essayist, he has written widely on Nigerian Socio-political issues both online and in the print media including the Saturday Punch Youngster’s Page, The Nation, 234next, Nigeria Village Square, KOWA Party blog, Nigeria Dialogue among many others. He currently writes a weekly Sunday column for Daily Times and maintains a personal blog where he shares his views on a wide range of issues. He also has a number of fiction works to his credit including a novella Whispering Aloud published in 2008 by Spectrum Books Ibadan, a collection of stories, The Funeral Did Not End officially released on 15th September 2012 by DADA Books Nigeria and works of fiction in various local and international literary journals including MTLS, StoryTime, Swale Life, Life As a Human, Sentinel Nigeria, Saraba among others. Nze, as he is fondly called by friends has contributed to different international literary Journals, amongst which are MTLS, StoryTime, Swale Life, Life As a Human, Sentinel Nigeria, and Saraba.
Ernest Bisong. (Emythang!)
Ernest Bisong also known as Ernythang! is arguably Nigeria’s best violinist. Emythang’s control of the violin is phenomenal. This has endeared him to musicians and enthusiasts alike. He has performed as a multi-genre violinist in the United States of America, as well as parts of East Africa.
As a violin Guru, he has worked with some of Nigeria's best Producers and Artistes such as Cobhams, Wole Oni, Asa, Bez, Mode 9, to mention a few. Early this year, he featured in a Nollywood movie starring Ashionye and Dakore titled 'Journey to Self'. He is currently recording a joint hip-hop album with IBK a.k.a spaceshipboi.
Sammy Hassan is a pioneer and leader of a new poetic movement called Spoken Word. HE describes Spoken Word “…Giving poetry wings to fly”. Sage launched professionally into Spoken Word in 2005 and has since featured in different events such as HipHop World 2006, Big Brother, Word Up, Unchained Voices, amongst other social and corporate engagements.
Sage Has.Son is his stage name. Sage has boldly released a 16 track spoken word album titled the “The Poet” and plans to wax more lyrical and poetic in subsequent releases.
Sage is the quintessential “Poetushness”, and he is not alone, he is also a mentor and to several upcoming Spoken Word Poets. He has also lent support to several creative events in the Spoken Word art industry. He strongly believes in the thrust that Spoken Word will be receive overreaching acceptance by Nigerians in the coming years.
Book N Gauge 16: Unending Conversations, holds on Saturday, 29th September, 2012.
VENUE: Debonair Bookstore, 294 Hubert Macaulay Way, Sabo,Yaba, Lagos
TIME: 2pm to 5pm
It’s an avenue to connect, enjoy, relax, to meet people and to escape on the wings of words.
This event is supported by Parresia Publishers | RovingHeights Nigeria | PrintStreet Media