African Studies, English, Comparative Literature &
POAET (The Project on African Expressive Traditions)
A Reading & Lecture by
2:30pm, Sunday April 20, 2008
Monroe County Public Library, Room #1C
Reading & Discussion: “How Pinkie Killed a Man” and other pieces from Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa & Other Essays (2005).
2:30pm, Monday April 21, 2008
IU, Woodburn Hall #218
Lecture & Discussion: “Exile, Foreign Publishing, and Literary Culture in Nigeria”
is the author of numerous books, including
Loyalties and Other Stories
In My Father’s Country: A Nigerian Journey
,Who’s Afraid of Wole Soyinka?
A Mask Dancing: Nigerian Novelists of the Eighties
(1992). He was formerly editor of the
Heinemann African Writers’ Series (1986-94),
and Africa editor of
Index on Censorship
(1986-97). He currently lives in Lagos,
where he runs YEMAJA, an editorial services agency.
His most recent book is Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa & Other Essays (2005), which critic Uzor Maxim Uzoatu describes thus:
Controversy dogged every step of this book, and the publishing was nearly stopped as people took positions without reading a word of it. This book affords us the opportunity of dipping into the immense world of Maja-Pearce as he, in twenty-three heartfelt essays and reviews, illuminates the benighted mores of modern Nigeria, the identity question in South Africa … and engages with seminal minds across the world.
This book is a treasure, a profound testament.