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KU Big Read Book Club Week 6 - Nnenna's Nigeria

Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Price: free

KU Big Read Book Club Week 6 - Nnenna's Nigeria

This summer we will be hosting our second virtual Kingston University Big Read Book Club. We are extremely excited to announce that The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu (winner of a Betty Trask Award) has been chosen as this year's Big Read. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members and alumni relate their fields of expertise to specific chapters from The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney.

The programme spans a wide range of subjects, from heritage and identity to fashion and art. These talks will be held weekly and will provide a great opportunity to connect with your new KU community before you arrive on campus.


The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney centres around Nnenna's quest to learn more about herself and her Nigerian background. There are many moments worth analysing such as how other people value (or under-value) Nnenna's culture, including her own mother keeping it from her. Both qualified pilot and president of the LMD Foundation, Jamil Abubakar joins us today to talk about Nigerian culture and heritage. We will talk about how students can maintain their cultural ties while being in a new environment such as a university. We will discuss respecting, honouring and celebrating Nigerian heritage as well as that of other cultures.


This week will be hosted by Jamil Abubakar, President of LMD Foundation.


Relevant Chapters: 5, 11, 12, 18

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alison Baverstock
Email: KUBigRead@kingston.ac.uk