Soyinka, Mohammed for UK events
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka is to present his new book at the British Library today’s night when he will read and discuss his latest work, Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth, at an event tagged: “An Evening with Professor Wole Soyinka.”
A week after the book launch, Nigerian-born United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Hajia Amina Mohammed, would mount the podium at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre of the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) to deliver the 2021 Royal African Society (RAS) Lecture.
Mohammed will be speaking on “Africa in a just transition – Investing in a sustainable recovery” at the 120th anniversary of the society.
The RAS lecture would be her second outing in the United Kingdom in a month, having spoken at the just concluded CO 26 Climate Charge Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
For Soyinka, new piece will be the second book the acclaimed author and playwright is presenting to a London audience in over a decade.
In 2007, The Guardian was there at the Southbank Centre when he launched and read from his autobiography, You Must Set Forth at Dawn.