Love is Power, Or Something Like That: In Conversation with A Igoni Barrett

Monday 20 September 2021

A Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and lives in Lagos. His short story collection, Love is Power, or Something Like That, was published in 2013. In 2014 he was named on the Africa39 list of sub-Saharan African writers under 40. His first novel, Blackass was published in 2016.


We are delighted to welcome A. Igoni Barrett to an evening of conversation to discuss his highly acclaimed collection of short stories Love is Power, Or Something Like That which is ‘Book of the Month’ for the African Reading Group London.

The event is split into two parts:

* 6 pm – African Reading Group to discuss the book. You are very welcome to join our discussion if you have read the book
* 7 pm – In Conversation with A. Igoni Barrett

Join us as we explore the inspiration behind these incredible stories pulsing with life and love, and which reveal the complexity of human relationships and the power dynamics that lay at the heart of them.
We will also be talking about all aspects of writing, Barrett’s new work and his thoughts on the effects of the Pandemic on literary life in Nigeria. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A with the audience.
This event is organised by the African Reading Group London (ARG!) and the African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS). ARG and ASFS Committee Member, Muna Khogali will be hosting and moderating the event.

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