The Steve Biko Foundation, in association with the University of Cape Town invites members of the public to attend the 13th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture.

Guest Speaker: Professor Ben Okri, Nigerian poet, novelist and one of the foremost African writers in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions.

Professor Okri has published 10 novels, including The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London. Ben Okri’s latest collection, A Time for New Dreams is published by Random House.

Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Time: 18:00. Doors open at 17:00
Venue: Jameson Hall, Upper Campus, UCT

Please note that seating will not be reserved and tickets to attend the lecture will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets can be collected from Wednesday, 5 September to Friday, 7 Septemberfrom the UCT Communication and Marketing Department, “Welgelegen”, Chapel Road Extension, Rosebank.

The office will be open from 08:00 – 16:00. Enquiries may be directed to Ms Zukiswa Dlelembe on 021 650 3759 or via e-mail Zukiswa.dlelembe@uct.ac.za

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