Novelist and journalist Leye Adenle is the headliner at the February edition of Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra on February 16, 2023.
In early 2020, the ‘Labone Dialogues by NYU Accra’ was conceived and curated by Prof. Chiké Frankie Edozien, the Global Site Director for the New York University campus in Labone. The series has hosted artists like Ama Ata Aidoo, Ayesha Haruna Attah, Wanlov The Kubolor, Latif Abubakar, Maaza Mengiste, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Zukiswa Wanner, and Jennifer Makumbi.
On February 16, the tenth edition of NYU Accra’s signature public program ‘Labone Dialogues’ will kick off with VIPs and special guests gracing the purple carpet before a public lecture titled “Reclaiming Noir” on retaking control of our African stories through crime fiction. Adenle, the author of thrillers Easy Motion Tourist, When Trouble Sleeps, Unfinished Business, and others will land in Accra from his London base spending his time in Ghana teaching, learning, and promoting NYU Accra’s literacy efforts for Ghanaians. He will be in conversation with literary blogger, Kinna Likimani.
“Before doing anything worthwhile and that I’m going to be pouring my whole self into, I am anxious and excited, but mostly anxious about doing a masterclass,” Adenle said from his home in London.
Adenle will also be working with NYU partner, the Writers Project of Ghana for an intimate craft workshop for local writers after his artist talk.
The program will be held at the NYU Accra Gardens, No 7 fourth Norla Street, Labone, Accra with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. For those who aren’t in Accra, the events will be live-streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube.