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USA Africa Dialogue Series - The Toyin Falola Interviews: Rethinking African Literature

The Toyin Falola Interviews:

A Panel Discussion on Rethinking African Literature in the Modern Era


Please join us for a panel discussion on Rethinking African Literature in the Modern Era by the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA)


Sunday, August 7, 2022

4:00 PM GMT

5:00 PM Nigeria

11:00AM Austin CST

6:00 PM SAT

7:00 PM EAT


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Dr. Wale Okediran, a Medical Doctor and former Member of the Nigerian Parliament, is a published author of 14 novels, some of which have won Literary Prizes within and outside Nigeria.


The film adaptation of his award-winning novel, TENANTS OF THE HOUSE  (directed by Kunle Afolayan), was adopted in November 2021 by NETFLIX for three-year global streaming.


In 2010, he established the first Writers Residency in Nigeria, THE EBEDI INTERNATIONAL WRITERS RESIDENCY in Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria, an initiative to use writers from all over the world. The facility has, since its inception, hosted about 160 Writers from 12 African countries.


Dr. Okediran, a former National President of the Association Of Nigerian Authors, is the current Secretary General of the Ghana-based Pan African Writers Association (PAWA).


Other members of the panel will be announced with their bios.


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