Kate Ekanem is a writer who started writing at the age of five and by age eighteen, the girl child activist, had started an initiative called The Kate Tales Foundation. It advocates for girl child education, curates art exhibitions and support emerging writers development and women empowerment. Malala who?
The Foundation will be hosting Authors Talk on the 18th of April 2015 at the Goethe Institut in Lagos, Nigeria on 18th April. The theme for the gig is “Writing, through the perspective of an unpublished writer.”
So what will be on offer? A hell of a lot. There will be book chats, spoken word performances, Highlife Music and a photography talk.
Who will be on the panels of the book chats? Well its a serious list; Toni Kan (Nights of the creaking bed), Dami Ajayi (Clinical Blues), Ukamaka Olisakwe (Eyes of the Goddess), Adebola Rayo, Abubakar Ibrahim (The Whispering Trees), Joe Dudun (Waiting for Sanity).
The photography talk will be done by award winning photographer Nseabasi Akpan.
And the piece de resistance? The launch of Kate Ekanem’s new book A Golden Heritage a story set in modern life of secondary school activities in Africa’s largest economy.
What do I love about this? Established authors supporting the next generation of authors. It is to be commended.