Event: Chibundu Onuzo’s 1991 (13 September)

On Friday 13th September Chibundu Onuzo will be at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre in London as part of the Africa Utopia Festival 2019.

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

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.


Chibundu Onuzo, image courtesy of Southbank Centre 

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. Onuzo’s second novel, Welcome to Lagos, was published in 2017.

1991 is an Nigerian odyssey featuring a live band, a choir and a healthy dose of West African rhythm.

Tickets are £15. Book now!

This event is part of Africa Utopia



How does Africa and its diaspora shape the way we think about art, culture, gender, race, sexuality, fashion, activism and society? Explore this over a weekend of exciting and thought-provoking events at Africa Utopia, returning in autumn 2019 in a new collaboration with Indaba X.

For the festival’s seventh year, the Southbank Centre welcomes Akala, Ozwald Boateng, Chineke! Orchestra, Noel Clarke, Nathalie Emmanuel, Bethann Hardison, Femi Kuti, Denise Lewis and many more to their stages.

Find out more on the Southbank Centre website

Save the date! And book your tickets now!

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