Chibundu Onuzo: Welcome to Lagos

  • Royal Festival Hall London, Southbank

Award-winning novelist Chibundu Onuzo and friends take you on a musical journey through Lagos.

Join Onuzo to celebrate the publication of her incredible second novel, Welcome to Lagos. Onuzo will be in conversation with Ellah Allfrey, editor, literary critic and former deputy editor of Granta. The evening will also feature musical performance, poetry and readings from the book. This is a free event.

Welcome to Lagos is a powerful and provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria. Full of shimmering detail, it is a stunning portrayal of Lagos and of seven lives that intersect in a story of courage and survival.

Chibundu Onuzo was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1991. Her first novel, The Spider King's Daughter, won a Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and was long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize for Literature. She is completing a PhD on the West African Student's Union at King's College London.