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An Evening with Irenosen Okojie

An Evening with Irenosen Okojie

Join award winning author and winner of AKO Caine Prize for African Writing, Irenosen Okojie, to celebrate the release of her extraordinary and thrilling mythical novel, Curandera

Set in the mountainous town of Gethsemane, 17th-century Cape Verde, a mysterious woman's arrival sparks a series of strange events that will leave the town's inhabitants changed: men sporadically blind in the afternoons, children disappear and reappear without warning, and infertile women become pregnant with the memories of past births. 

With the past and present beginning to blur into one, Curandera is a story of rebirth and redemption, a mythic tale of recalibrations across time. 

In conversation with writer and editor of Lucy Writers, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou, together they will dissect themes of shamanism, desire, betrayal, and friendship. Delving into the depths of her liberating and seductive style, Irenosen shares her kaleidoscopic journey as a Black Nigerian writer and her celebration of the knotty, complex threads of her identity.  

Irenosen’s writing defies convention and expectation with every turn and this exciting virtual event is perfect for fans of modern and contemporary fiction with a spiritual and fantasy twist. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to her work, this event promises to be an insightful exploration into creativity, identity, and the power of storytelling.  

"Linguistically inventive and always unpredictable, there is an emotional intensity and weirdness to her storytelling that haunts and lingers.”Bernardine Evaristo

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Curandera (RRP 20.00) deliverable to any UK or international address. 

The event will initially be broadcast on 27 Jun at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for two weeks. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] 

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