Chibundu Onuzo’s Welcome to Lagos with Lesley Nneka Arimah

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
United States

FREE | Please RSVP


Join us in the Target Performance Hall as we celebrate the release of Chibundu Onuzo’s novel Welcome to Lagos(Catapult), featuring a conversation with Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of Kirkus Prize-winning story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Reading, conversation, and short Q&A followed by signing and reception. Presented by Milkweed Books, Catapult, and the Igbo Women League of MinnesotaLEARN MORE.

“Onuzo’s novel is at once a Robin Hood tale and a cross section of Nigerian society. . .She avoids grand defining statements about Lagos, smartly letting the predicaments of each character show how the city’s lawlessness runs parallel to its bustle. . .The novel is marked by lively storytelling throughout. A well-turned tribute to the freedom and frustrations of a diverse city.” —Kirkus

CHIBUNDU ONUZO was born in 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied History at King’s College London and is currently pursuing a PhD in History at the same institution. Her short stories have been commissioned by BBC Radio and she writes for the Guardian, with a special interest in Nigeria.

LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH was born in the UK and moved from Nigeria to the US in her teens. Her work has received numerous grants and awards, including the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Ficiton and the 2015 African Commonwealth Prize. She lives in Minneapolis.