Virtually Yours #21 Femi Kayode

A series of online discussions - Virtual Gatherings - with the award-winning author Zukiswa Wanner, exploring contemporary African Literature with authors.

Femi Kayode grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan and has worked in advertising over the last two decades. He was a Packard Fellow in Film and Media at the University of Southern California and a Gates-Packard Fellow in International Health at the University of Washington, Seattle. His writing credits include several award winning work for the stage and screen. He holds an MA in Creative Writing - Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia, where Lightseekers won the Little, Brown/UEA Crime Fiction Award. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Crime Fiction at Bath Spa University where he is exploring the use of Systems Thinking for plotting the contemporary crime novel. He lives in Namibia with his family.In his crime novel "Lightseekers", Nigerian author Femi Kayode reconstructs a lynching of three students in Port Harcourt - and tells of a deeply torn country between civil war, corruption and organised violence.

Virtually Yours #21 Femi Kayode
@ Raven Books
Selected as a Best Crime Novel of the Month by The Times, Sunday Times, Independent, Guardian, Observer, Financial Times and Irish Times. Source :

If you missed the session, you can watch the record here> Virtually Yours 21.