Chibundu Onuzo - 1991, Southbank Centre image credit Blake
Writer of The Spider King’s Daughter, Chibundu Onuzo tells the story of her life through narrative, music, song and dance.
Onuzo was born in Lagos in 1991. Her life experience encompasses two military dictatorships, one internet revolution, two boarding schools, five grandmothers and a book deal, signed when she was nineteen.
Her first novel won a Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize for Literature.
Her second novel,Welcome to Lagos, was published in 2017. The Guardian described it as 'an entertaining and funny picture of Lagos life’ while the Independent called it 'hugely accomplished'.?
This Nigerian odyssey features a live band, a choir and a healthy dose of West African rhythm.
Info: Chibundu Onuzo: 1991 is at the Southbank Centre on 21 Oct 2018, 6.30pm | Book tickets