Monday, 22 September 2008

Oslo - X Mag launch...

I'm off to Oslo [Norway] tomorrow, guest of the Norwegian magazine X. It recently translated my short story, LAWS, originally published in the New StoryTeller into Norwegian as "[an] example of foreign literature not (yet?) translated into Norwegian", and the issue will be launched tomorrow.

I will be reading from the English version of LAWS, and there will also be a panel discussion on the topic:

"Should there be more of literature from the South? How do we get to it, and what are the challenges?"
Fellow discussants are:
Ellen Lange - Theme editor of X
Ika Kaminka - Leader of the Norwegian Translator Association and coordinator of the Flerstemt project
Live Kure Buer - Translator

I shall be speaking on what it means to be a writer in Nigeria - language, publishing opportunities, translations, etc

1 comment:

aloted said...

Sounds exicting,,!

All the best,,

Go show them some Naija power!!!