Two Events in Canada, with Helon Habila, George Elliott Clarke, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onobia, and More

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Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia. Credit: SprinNG.

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia. Credit: SprinNG.

The University of Calgary is organizing a series of readings and conversations among African Canadian writers. The second event, “Writing Across Nations,” will feature a panel with Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onobia, author of the NLNG Prize-winning The Son of the House; Amatoritsero Ede, author of Teardrops on the Weser; and Yejide Kilanko, author of A Good Name.

The free event, scheduled for February 11, celebrates Black History Month in Canada, and will be hosted by Uchechukwu Umezurike, author of Double Wahala, Double Trouble and visiting postdoctoral fellow at the university’s Department of English.

You can register HERE.

Another Canada event coming up in February is Mount Allison University’s Faculty of Arts Writers’ Series. On February 19, the Series will bring George Elliott Clarke, the fourth Poet Laureate of Toronto, and Helon Habila, author of Travelers, to “interrogate the Black experience in their respective works.” It is billed as a conversation where the “old Black Diaspora meets the new Black Diaspora.”

The event will take place virtually and is free to attend.

You can register HERE.

Emmanuel Esomnofu
Emmanuel Esomnofu is a staff writer at Open Country Mag. He is a culture journalist and has written extensively on Nigerian music and on several moving parts of popular culture. His writing appears online in Native Mag, Okay Africa, Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, and elsewhere. He was published in print in The Muse, the oldest student journal in West Africa. In December 2020, he worked on "Fuji: A Opera" as a copywriter, creating informative and exciting stories from Fuji's rich history.

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