On Monday, March 31, 2014, controversial Nigerian essayist and writer, Ayo Sogunro was in London, United Kingdom for his book, The Wonderful Life of Senator Boniface and other Sorry Tales at an event organized by the prestigious Royal African Society (“RAS”).
“Sorry Tales” is a collection of fourteen contemporary short stories, interspersed with poetry, exploring themes of human nature in general, and Nigerian social psychology in particular. Sorry Tales was given a Honourable Mention at the 2013 London Book Festival, and has been listed as one of the top 15 Nigerian Books of 2013 by the Channels TV Book Club.
The reading took place at the Djam Lecture Theatre (formerly G2), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) between 6pm and 8pm.
The event was hosted by popular humanist and ace presenter, Funmi Iyanda. The reading is part of a discussion by the RAS on the recent passage of legislation in Nigeria banning same sex marriage, and themed: “Progress or Persecution? A Discussion of Nigeria’s Anti Same-Sex Marriage Law.”
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