Chibundu Onuzo: 1991 photo on Stagedoor
Chibundu Onuzo: 1991 photo on Stagedoor

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Author of The Spider King’s Daughter Chibundu Onuzo returns with her autobiographical show featuring narrative, music, song and dance.

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Fri 13 Sep, 7.30pm

About Chibundu Onuzo: 1991

Taking us on a journey from Lagos to London, Onuzo’s 1991 premiered in a sell-out show at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival in 2018. Onuzo was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1991. Her 27 years span two military dictatorships, one internet revolution, two boarding schools, five grandmothers and a book deal, signed when she was 19. Her first novel won a Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize for Literature. Her second novel, Welcome to Lagos, was published in 2017. The Guardian described it as 'an entertaining and funny picture of Lagos life’ while the Independent called it 'hugely accomplished'. This Nigerian odyssey features a live band, a choir and a healthy dose of West African rhythm.