Please join us as NN opinion writer Robtel Pailey launches her children’s book “Gbagba” (with illustrations by NN’s Chase Walker) at the School of Oriental and African studies in London tonight. The event will be moderated by NN Executive Director Prue Clarke.

Gbagba

Date: 9 December 2013Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 9 December 2013Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: 4429

Type of Event: Book Launch

Series: Africa Seminar series

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day, CAS hosts the London launch of Gbagba, an anti-corruption primer for children written by SOAS Ph.D. student and Liberian writer Robtel Neajai Pailey.

Gbagba follows a few days in the life of Liberian twins, Sundaymah and Sundaygar, who leave their hometown of Buchanan to visit their aunt in Monrovia, Liberia’s  capital. Previously launched in Monrovia and Washington, D.C., Gbagba explores issues of integrity, accountability, and corruption through a beautifully illustrated children’s narrative.

Refreshments provided, all welcome

Limited copies of the book will be on sale, or advance copies can be purchased atwww.onemoorebook.com or www.amazon.co.uk

Robtel Neajai Pailey is currently pursuing her doctorate in Development Studies at SOAS as a Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholar. Read an interview with her on the Royal African Society blog here.

Organiser: The Centre of African Studies (SOAS)

Contact email: cas@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 0207 898 4370

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