Cityscapes Live 02: Teju Cole speaks to Kgomotso Matsunyane about Lagos

Broadcaster Kgomotso Matsunyane and Teju Cole, author of the award winning book Open City feature in our second Cityscapes Live event on September 7 as part of the Open Book Festival. The conversation will cover contemporary Lagos and touch on Cole’s non-fiction narrative project about the city that he is currently working on from Lagos.

Teju Cole was born in America and raised in Nigeria,  before returning to the States at the age of 17. In addition to writing,  he is an art historian and street photographer. He published the award-winning novel, Open City in 2011. His earlier novel,  Every Day is for the Thief  (2007),  will be reissued in 2014. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.

Kgomotso Matsunyane is an South African broadcaster and film producer living between Jo’burg and Cape Town. An accomplished documentary director she was also editor of The Oprah Magazine (SA); a former partner at T.O.M. Pictures,  where she hosted and produced “Late Night with Kgomotso” as well as produced several TV series and movies. Until recently, Matsunyane hosted The Weekend Breakfast Show on Talk Radio 702/567 Cape Talk.

A R30 fee will be charged for this event and all proceeds will go towards Openbok Festival’s fantastic programmes. More info available on Openbook Festival


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