Glo hosts night with Nobel Laureate and other young literary stars

Telecommunication giant, Globacom has announced plans to celebrate the continent’s biggest literary icon and Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.

Wole Soyinka

In a statement released in Lagos on Thursday, Globacom said an event captioned: ‘A Night with Wole Soyinka and Nigeria’s Young Literary Stars,” will be held in August to honour  Soyinka and some of Nigeria’s young but inspirational literary writers.

The company said the event is being organised to pay tribute to the literary stars for their immense contributions to the study of literature and for putting Nigeria on the world literary map.

It noted that Soyinka had brought honour and glory to Nigeria and the whole of Africa. In addition to celebrating the wordsmith, the event will also provide a platform for lovers of literature, the media and the guests to interact with Soyinka and the young award winning writers, Globacom explained.

During the event, Globacom will also launch a special prize in Literature for undergraduate students across the country tagged: ‘The Glo Literature Prize for Undergraduate Students.’

The telecoms network added that arrangements were being concluded to ensure an evening of intellectual stimulation, glitz, glamour and sublime entertainment for guests.

The evening will also showcase a documentary on the life and times of the Nobel Laureate as well as a reading of his works by the three young literary Nigerian writers.

The writers will in addition share their personal perspective on African literature and the contributions of Prof Soyinka in an interactive exchange. The young writers being honoured on the night are Sefi Atta, Tope Folarin and E.C. Osondu.

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