Nobel Laureate, Soyinka Set to Headline Cora Book Trek this July



The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) will enjoy a book reading and talk session with the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka at an afternoon of readings, conversations and signings around his latest published collection of verses. The book “Selected Poems (1965-2022): A Retrospective, by Wole Soyinka” is published by Bookcraft Africa.

The sixth edition of CORA BookTrek for 2023 is being co-hosted by Bookcraft Africa with support from Providus Bank, and Noble Hill Wine. The event takes place at 3pm on Sunday July 16, 2023 at Providus Bank Corporate Office Rooftop Lounge on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island. Featuring readings, Prof. Soyinka will be engaged by two interlocutors in the course of the afternoon.

The CORA BookTrek is a periodic author-audience interface featuring readings, reviews and discussions of select books of searching historical and contemporary insight into the African condition.

It is part of CORA’s extension services, aimed at deepening literary appreciation and audience Engagement with the published text.

Professor Soyinka is a widely travelled playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language, who was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, for “a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashioning the drama of existence”, becoming the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category.

The BookTrek is a front in the campaign for Literacy, geared towards boosting citizens’ education, enlightenment and empowerment, to achieve CORA’s fundamental mission of building human capacity of the nation and the continent.

CORA has hosted BookTreks  around five books in 2023, including Vincent Maduka’s REEL LIFE: My Years Managing Public Service Television; Simon Kolawole’s Fellow Nigerians: It’s All Politics; Ben Egbuna’s Destiny Fulfilled (Posthumous); Musikilu Mojeed’s The Letterman: Inside the ‘Secret’ Letters of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Uche Nwokedi’s A Shred of Fear.




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