The award-winning author Sefi Atta will be reading at Patabah Books on Sunday, December 22, 2013. She will read from her latest book, A Bit of Difference.
Sefi Atta was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She was educated there, in England and the United States.
A former chartered accountant and CPA, she is a graduate of the creative writing program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her short stories have appeared in journals like Los Angeles Review and Mississipi Review and have won prizes from Zoetrope and Red Hen Press. Her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC. She is the winner of PEN International’s 2004/2005 David TK Wong Prize and in 2006, her debut novel Everything Good Will Come was awarded the inaugural Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.
A Bit of Difference is her latest book and was published in 2012. The book follows Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, who at thirty-nine, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas. Deola works as a financial reviewer for an international charity, and when her job takes her back to Nigeria in time for her father’s five-year memorial service, she finds herself turning her scrutiny inward.
In Nigeria, Deola encounters changes in her family and in the urban landscape of her home, and new acquaintances who offer unexpected possibilities. Deola’s journey is as much about evading others’ expectations to get to the heart of her frustration as it is about exposing the differences between foreign images of Africa and the realities of contemporary Nigerian life.
Details of the book reading are:
Date: Sunday, December 22 2013
Time: 3 – 5PM
Venue: Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya (Shoprite) Shopping Mall
Adeniran Ogunsanya Street
Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
+234.1.730.7640, +234.817.064.1532, +234.709.048.5129