SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS ANAMBRA SETS TO HONOUR ACHEBE.
The Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra State Chapter in collaboration with Prof. Kenneth Dike Library, Awka Anambra State is set to honour and celebrate a Literary Legend and an ebullient indigene of the state, Late Prof. Chinua Achebe. This programme tagged: ”CHINUA ACHEBE: A LITERARY ICON” is aimed at celebrating the works and the legacies of the late literary pioneer ‘CHINUA ACHEBE’ in whose memory it is being held.
Achebe was born on the 16th day of November 1930 in his home town Ogidi, Anambra State
and played a great role worthy of recognition and celebration in the literary field of life. And this is the aim of this great event which is slated to take place on 16th of November 2016 at the
auditorium hall of Prof. Kenneth Dike E-Library, Awka, starting at 10.am. All the members of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapter, both old and new, members of the public, teachers, lecturers, students, traders, members of various writers’ associations, fellow
writers both bourgeoning and established, artists, readers, civil servants, government officials,
school heads, creative minds, lovers of literary works as well as all the lovers of Achebe and
Achebe’s are all invited to this great occasion. Achebe was a Man of the People. Come let’s give
the honour to whom the honour is dued. The event will feature reading and fracturing of
Achebe’s works, writing, recitation of poetry, presentation of literary works in the memory of the legend, exhibition, lectures by notable authors in the memory, life and works of Achebe, quiz
competitions in the works and life of Achebe, entertainment plus other enticing literary activities
and packages slated for it. Some of the notable guests to the event include: the Hon. commissioner for Education, the Hon. Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, culture and tourism, the Hon. Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Entrepreneurship Development, all the notable
writers across the state, heads of Departments of English Language and Literature in various higher institutions across the state, among other guests. You are all invited; come all, come one….
For enquiries or support, call 07062208603 Izunna I. Okafor, the co-ordinator Society of
Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra Chapter); 07062696058 Ojiego Chidiebere, The P.R.O. SYNW Anambra Chapter.
Date: 16th Nov. 2016.
Venue: Prof. Kenneth Dike Library.
Izunna I. Okafor, the Coordinator.
Ojiego Chidi, the P.R.O. Mr. Ezeonwuji (MUSIC MAN A.B.S), the Chairman.
Mrs. Nkechi Udenze, the Director, Prof. Kenneth Dike Library, Awka. Anambra