EC Osondu, winner of the 2009 Caine Prize, reads from his debut collection of short stories, Voice of America. Set in Nigeria and America, the subjects of these stories range from the poverty of a refugee camp to the disorienting experience of immigrant life in a new world. Focusing on village communities and the bustling metropolis, Osondu's writing is shot through with humour, pathos and wisdom.
The event is chaired by Bernardine Evaristo, author of Soul Tourists and Blonde Routes.
'Osondu looks at the human condition in all its poignant absurdity; with observant wonder and subtle humour.' (Mary Gaitskill)
In association with African Writers' Series.