An Evening With Bisi Adjapon June 1, 2019 – Posted in: Events – Tags: Bisi Adjapon, Farafina Books, Kawe Africa, Of Women And Frogs
On Sunday, 19th May 2019, Kawerians and other book enthusiasts gathered to converse with Bisi Adajpon and discuss her debut novel OF WOMEN AND FROGS. The event was held at Angels & Muse 5, Sumbo Jibowu Street, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria. Toni Kan, author of The Carnivorous City was present, Including, Efemuaye Enajite of Farafina Books, Olukorede S. Yishau – author of In The Name Of Our Father, Bayo Olupohunda – author of Are You Not A Nigerian? and others too numerous to mention. The event was anchored by Chimdinma Onwukwe – The Afro Reader
For Bisi, she wrote Of Women And Frogs because she wanted to entertain.
Of women and frogs is about Esi, a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her and the restrictions they place on girls.Moving between Ghana and Nigeria, this is a heart-warming story of a girl beating a path to self-actualization amidst political upheaval in Rawlings’ Ghana and strained relations between her ancestral countries.
The event was covered by Channels TV and once we have a link to the YouTube upload, we will share with you all. But while we wait, enjoy the numerous pictures and videos from the event.You know what they say, if there are no videos or pictures then it didn’t happen…and…pictures speak thousands of words…So, Enjoy!
It was a memorable event for everyone present. Bisi Adjapon is a force and we were happy to celebrate her. If you haven’t read OF WOMEN AND FROGS yet, what then are you waiting for? Visit www.kawebooks.com to purchase a copy!