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The Vex’s Book Party – Thurs 22nd Sept, 6.30pm
The Vex’s Book Party – Thursday 22nd September, 6.30pm – The Court, 108 Tottenham Court Road; Free but do book tickets so we have a sense of numbers on the day – Tickets available here

Join us for a conversation with bright writers, readings, music, and book partying in the finest style with Scrabble, Jenga and other games, and colour-coded dating, with a decidedly Black Atlantic vibe; this month come converse with with one of Africa’s bright poetic lights, Dami Ajayi, discussing and reading from his third and most recent collection of poems, Affection & Other Accidents – The end of a romantic relationship is at the heart of this collection, and the poems in it explore the poet’s inner thoughts as much as they bear witness to the five cities and three continents across which the relationship unravels. Inadvertently, politics, both local and global, including George Floyd’s murder and the Covid-19 pandemic, seeps into these lyrical poems styled like a 90s R&B LP record and punctuated with poetic interlogues.

Organised Fun: Scrabble | Jenga | Ye: English language table | Color coded dating* | Good Vibes | Music
 
About our: G.O.H: Dami Àjàyí (born 1986) is a Nigerian poet, medical doctor, essayist and music critic. He co-founded Saraba Magazine in 2008; the author of three collections of poetry, he fuses being a writer into his busy schedule as a psychiatrist. Known as Jolly Papa (JP for short) by his friends—a sobriquet he took from a popular highlife song by Rex Lawson—the poet cum doctor cum music critic makes seamless transitions between these orbits around which his life rotates. While he was an undergraduate at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, he co-founded Saraba Magazine. He also cofounded media outlets The Lagos Review and YabaLeft Review, with writers Toni Kan and Tunji Olalere respectively.
 
About The Vex: The Vex is a publication from the radial centre that aims to humanely explore all things vexatious and delightful to our zeitgeist. www.thevex.blog
 

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