Irenosen Okojie: Book reading
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

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Irenosen Okojie's unique and highly imaginative critically acclaimed debut novel, Butterfly Fish deftly charts a dark, multigenerational tale of loss, legacy and inheritance.

Selected by Booker Prize winning author Ben Okri as a dynamic talent to watch, Butterfly Fish traverses modern London, the ancient kingdom of Benin and 1950's Nigeria.

Her second book, Speak Gigantular, a collection of surreal and unusual short stories was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Join the award-winning author to discuss reimagining lost kingdoms, cultural loss, diversity and taking risks in fiction.

Date: Sunday 7 May
Time: 18:30–19:30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available to Plymouth University students through SPiA.

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Part of the Plymouth Festival of Words

Building on the success of the city’s Plymouth International Book Festival, the Plymouth Festival of Words takes place between Wednesday 3- Sunday 5 May 2017, celebrating literature and ‘words’ through a diverse range of art forms. In addition to opening Plymouth History Month, Plymouth Festival of Words includes rich programme of writers, poets, film-makers and performance artists to Plymouth as well as the Society for Storytelling's annual gathering.

The Plymouth Festival of Words has been organised through a partnership between Literature Works, the literature development agency for the South West, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, Wonderzoo and is supported by Arts Council England.

More information on the Plymouth Festival of Words.

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