Soyinka to headline CORA BookTrek No 6, 2023

Wole Soyinka, the globally renowned playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist, will be headlining CORA BookTrek No 6, 2023.

The event, co-hosted by Bookcraft Africa and supported by ProvidusBank and NobleHill Wine, will take place on July 16, 2023, at Providus Bank Corporate Office Rooftop Lounge on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island. The BookTrek will feature readings by Professor Soyinka himself, as well as a cross-generation of Nigerian aesthetes.

The author will be engaged by two interlocutors in the course of the afternoon.

A stay by Toyin Akinosho from CORA said the event is part of CORA’s extension services, aimed at deepening literary appreciation and audience engagement with published texts. 

“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,” Akinosho stated. 

The event will focus on Soyinka’s latest collection of verses, titled Selected Poems (1965-2022): A Retrospective, published by Bookcraft Africa. 

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. 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.

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