The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Writers Evening - Africa Utopia at the Southbank - African Writers' Evening
José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola) & Dinaw Mengestu (Ethiopia)
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
The South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
6:30pm, Level 5 Function Room, Tuesday 3 July. Tickets £8.00
Author-journalists José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola) and Dinaw Mengestu (Ethiopia) explore, in readings and discussion, the limitations of borders in the imaginative landscape of the African writer. José Eduardo Agualusa's most recent work is My Father's Wives, a novel of music, magic and secrets, that travels from Angola, through Namibia and South Africa to Mozambique.
Dinaw Mengestu is the author of Children of the Revolution, winner of The 2007 Guardian First Book Award in the UK and the Prix Femina Etranger in France, and How to Read the Air (2010).
Chaired by Nii Ayikwei Parkes (Ghana) whose novel, Tail of the Blue Bird, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Prize