july, 2012

sun01jul12:00 amsun12:30 am"LABYRINTHS" BY CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO12:00 am - 12:30 am SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Event Details

Book launch led by Christopher Okigbo’s daughter, Obiageli Okigbo (Founder, the Christopher Okigbo Foundation), chaired by Lynette Lisk (Commissioning Editor, Pearson).

Christopher Okigbo’s words have often been described as prophetic and have inspired generations of writers in Nigeria and beyond. This extraordinary and powerful collection of interlinked poems, first published in 1971, showcases his rare talent. Each poem draws the reader into an arresting world of myth and intense contemplation. Killed during the Biafran conflict aged only 35, Okigbo says of these sequences that they amount to “a fable of man’s perennial quest for fulfilment”.

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 am - 12:30 am

Location

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG