Sunday, 10th July 2022
Landmark Event Centre,
Join us for an evening of discussion with Kolera Kolej’s author and translator: Professors Femi Osofisan and Adeleke Adeeko at Rovingheights Bookstore, Landmark Center, Oniru Lagos.
About the book
Kolera Kolej is a satirical novel which presents the comedy of politics in a style that is brilliantly funny and reveals a penetrating insight into the human weaknesses that too often affect the conduct of public affairs. Underlying the satire however is a critical examination of African politics, a deeply serious concern of the state of the political and social condition of collective life on the continent.
In this brilliantly funny novel, a university is reduced to a den of superstition by possibly the least of human diseases. Kolera Kolej gives a critical look into the state of the political and social condition of life on the African continent.
About the author
Babafemi Adeyemi Osofisan was born in the village of Erunwon, Ogun State, Nigeria, on June 16, 1946, to Ebenezer Olatokunbo Osofisan, a school teacher, lay reader and church organist, and Phoebe Olufunke Osofisan, a school teacher. He attended the University of Ibadan (1966–69), majoring in French and as part of his degree course studying at the University of Dakar for a year, and going on to do post-graduate studies at the Sorbonne, Paris. He subsequently held faculty positions at the University of Ibadan, where he retired as full professor in 2011. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Theatre Arts, Kwara State University, Nigeria.
Femi Osofisan is the Vice President (West Africa) of the Pan African Writers’ Association.
Adeleke Adeeko (translator)
Adeleke Adeeko is a professor at Ohio State University in the United States of America. He teaches at the English Department and the Department of African American and African Studies. He also researches extensively about culture, oral and wriiten literature. Some of the works of professor Adeeko include Arts of Being yoruba: Divination, Allegory, Tragedy, Proverb, Panegyric (Bookcraft 2019, Indiana University Press, 2017), which was awarded best book of the year 2017 by the Association of African literary scholars.