The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) is cohosting Professor Wole Soyinka to an afternoon of readings, conversations and signings around his latest published collection of verses.
The book is titled: Selected Poems (1965-2022): A Retrospective, by Wole Soyinka. Bookcraft Africa publishes it.
CORA’s sixth BookTrek for 2023 is being co-hosted by Bookcraft Africa, and supported by ProvidusBank, and Winestitute.
The event holds at 3.00pm on Sunday July 16, 2023 at Providus Bank Corporate Office Rooftop Lounge on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island.
It will feature readings by the author himself as well as a cross generation of Nigerian aesthete.
According to a statement by CORA scribe, Toyin Akinosho, two interlocutors, in the course of the afternoon, will engage Professor Soyinka.
“The CORA BookTrek is a periodic author-audience interface featuring readings, reviews and discussions of select books of searching historical and contemporary insight into the African condition.
“It is part of CORA’s extension services, aimed at deepening literary appreciation and audience engagement with the published text,” the statement said. Look
Soyinka is a globally renown playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language, who was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, for “a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashioning the drama of existence”, the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category.
The BookTrek is a front in the campaign for Literacy, geared towards boosting citizens’ education, enlightenment and empowerment to achieve CORA’s fundamental mission of building human capital capacity of the nation and the continent.
CORA has hosted BookTreks around five books in 2023, including Vincent Maduka’s Reel Life: My Years Managing Public Service Television; Simon Kolawole’s Fellow Nigerians: It’s All Politics; Ben Egbuna’s Destiny Fulfilled (Posthumous); Musikilu Mojeed’s The Letterman: Inside the ‘Secret’ Letters of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Uche Nwokedi’s A Shred of Fear.