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Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin’s work includes three books of poems: So All the Time I Was Sitting on an Egg (1997), Song of a Riverbird (2002) and For the Love of Flight (2010) and two children’s books: Mayowa and the Masquerades (2010) and Iyaji, the Housegirl (2014). Her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives (2010), was long-listed for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and won the PEN Oakland 2011 Josephine Miles Literary Award. After teaching both in Nigeria and abroad for many years, Shoneyin now lives in Lagos, Nigeria and organises the Ake Arts and Book Festival.

Events featuring this speaker

Delivering for Bristol: The Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address and Debate

Marvin Rees, Sheila Foster, Bruno Maçães, Tony Pipa, Lola Shoneyin, Ece Temelkuran, Andrew Kelly

As Mayor Marvin Rees reaches the end of his first term, he reflects on the work of his administration and where it goes next.

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16 October 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm Wills Memorial Building

What Do the Arts Contribute to Cities?

Andrew Dixon, Tristram Hunt, Claire McColgan, Gotzone Sagardui, Lola Shoneyin

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16 October 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm Watershed