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OSOGBO BOOK CLUB SET TO HOST LUKMAN ALAWODE AND AKOBI JOSHUA BAMIGBALE FOR APRIL READING IN OSUN STATE
Osogbo Book Club (IBC), a reading arm of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) has set aside April 17, 2021 to host two Osogbo based writers, Lukman Alawode and Akobi Joshua Bamigbade, in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State
A statement by Godwin Grace, the Coordinator of the club, said the event would take place at the Center for Global Writers Secretariat, Ona-babaona, Okebaalẹ, Tara Area Osogbo, Opposite Essence International School by 1PM prompt.
Luqman Alawode is the Director of Studies, Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health, Osun state coordinator of SYNW, and a Fellow of World Institute for Peace. He is the founder of Humanity First Initiative and Initiator of War Against Fake News, a global anthology that was targeted at eradication of spread of fake news across the globe. He published his first magazine in 2020 which was tagged: Colours of Humanity, The Requisite to Redeem the Heritage of a Displaced World.
Luqman is a Poet, Short story writer, humanitarian and an anthologist. He is one of the over two hundred (200) global writers that co-authored a book titled Complexion Based Discrimination, a book that sought to eradicate discrimination against skin colour and ethnicity.
Akobi Joshua Bamigbade is a published author and book promoter. Akobi Joshua was born in the sixties in the city of Ile Ife. He attended about three different primary schools before settling down with one finally. This is a result of following his father who was a teacher during his transfers from one school to another. He attended the prestigious and only boys secondary school in Ile Ife, St John's Grammar school founded by a Catholic Reverend Father Clouthier. He furthered his education by studying English and History at College of Education in Ilesa from 1982 to I985. He attended both University of Ilorin for his degree in Language Arts and English Language, the former of which he abandoned after three years before settling for English Language.
He has worked as a teacher of English Language all through his career even when appointed as Principal until his retirement from government service in 2020 after the mandatory years in service.
As a teacher in the 80s, he founded a magazine then called the 'voice ' to encourage creative writing among his students then.
He is a man in love with literary activities and has been involved in different inter-school debates programmes and essay competitions.
He is happily married with children.
The forthcoming book reading event promises to be an avenue of book and poetry reading, Spoken words, book sales and signing, networking with fellow book readers and writers across the nooks and crannies of Osun State, the statement added.
Upcoming writers who have works in poetry, short stories and novels can also attend to read their works to fellow writers and readers. Membership forms and Certificate of Membership will be made available free of charge to the first timers.
Osogbo Book Club is an initiative of Society of Young Nigerian Writers. It was established by the Society in order to contribute its own quota towards the growth and development of Reading Culture in Osun State. Osogbo Book Club consists of group of people who get together, periodically meet to discuss the book they have read, and to exchange such books. The members of the club encourage each other, and learn to read with a critical awareness, articulating their opinions on a particular book with the others. Certain types of books not available or read receive attention through the book club.
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