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Novel WritersJowhor Ile And After Many Days


Saturday 7 October 2017, 2.30–3.30pm

Event type

Novel Writers

Book launch and conversation at Hamilton House, part of Africa Writes festival in Bristol (6-7 October)

Jowhor Ile discusses his critically acclaimed and award winning debut novel And After Many Days with Etisalat Prize judge Edwige-Renée Dro.

During the rainy season of 1995, in the bustling town of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, one family's life is disrupted by the sudden disappearance of seventeen year old Paul Utu,  beloved brother and son. As they grapple with the sudden loss of their darling boy, they embark on a painful and moving journey of immense power which changes their lives  forever and shatters the fragile ecosystem of their once ordered family.

Free, no need to book

Please note: this event is taking place at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY

Part of Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest annual African literature and book festival brought to you by the Royal African Society, coming to Bristol for the first time from Friday 6 to Saturday 7 October 2017.

Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

Jowhor Ile

Jowhor Ile was was born in 1980 and raised in Nigeria, where he currently lives. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Lit Hub and Litro Magazine. He earned his MFA at Boston University where he was recipient of the Leslie Epstein Global Fellowship.