Wednesday 13th October, 5.30 pm
Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building, Lime Grove, University of Manchester.
A distinguished short story writer himself, Chuma Nwokolo is the Editor and Publisher of AFRICAN WRITING, a partner in a scheme to promote creative writing education in Nigeria, led by the University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing with funding through the British Council.
Mr Nwokolo will be looking at the opportunities and obstacles to creativity and and publishing in Nigerian and the wider African context.
Mr Nwokolo's has been writer in residence at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, a teacher of creative writing at Brookes University, Oxford.
His story, Diary of a Dead African, was chosen by La Internazionale as one of the three best stories worldwide in 2003.
Contact: Geoff RymanE-mail: Geoffrey.Ryman@manchester.ac.uk