Guest Lecture of Yewande Omotoso (South Africa) "Writing to Make Sense of the World"

A Conversation with the author of Bom Boy (2011) andThe Woman Next Door (2016)

On Friday, May 3rd, 2019 - 6.15 pm - 8.00 pm

English Seminar room PLH-1-105, Plattenstrasse 47, 8032 Zürich

Yewande Omotoso was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria, moving to SouthAfrica with her family in 1992. In 2012, she won the South African Literary Awardfor First-Time Published Author and was shortlisted for the South African SundayTimes Fiction Prize. She currently lives in Johannesburg.

As part of Prof. Ana Sobral’s BA Seminar Torn and New: The Postcolonial Novel in

Africa, Yewande Omotoso will speak about her novels, her experiences as a transnational author, and South Africa today.

All students and members of staff are welcome to attend this event.