Channels Book Club Features Samuel Kolawole, Myne Whitman

The Channels Book Club was part of Meet – Chat – Buy, an interesting gathering to celebrate and promote Nigerian literature. Today’s episode of the programme shows a bit of how that fun-filled event went.

Also, we had an interview with two of Nigeria’s brightest emerging writers who discussed their involvements and views on Nigerian literature.

Samuel kolawole is one of the rising stars of Nigerian literature. He has contributed short fiction to various journals and anthologies. He is the author of the collection of stories titled ‘The Book Of M’ and the brain behind Writers’ Studio, Nigeria’s flagship creative writing school.

Myne Whitman is the pen name of Nkem Okotcha Akinsoto who is perhaps the most popular romance fiction writer in Nigeria.

She is the author of the romance novel titled, ‘A Heart To Mend’ which made number one on the amazon bestselling romance fiction list.

She is the founder of a story sharing and critique website for aspiring Nigerian writers called Naijastories.com.

Recently, telecoms giant, Etisalat, announced the 2013 shortlist for the Etisalat prize for literature.

On the shortlist are:  Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings; We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo and Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso which made The Channels Book Club’s shortlist of 15 top Nigerian books in 2013;

The prize is the first pan-African literary prize created to recognize and reward debut fiction writers in Africa. The winner will be presented with a cheque of £15,000 and other exciting prizes.