An evening with Molara Wood and Ambassador Ifeoma Akabogu-Chinwuba Literary Crossroads is a new series of talks where Nigerian writers meet colleagues from all over the world and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their literature today and the future. The first session in 2016 features the Nigerian diplomat and writer Ifeoma Akabogu-Chinwuba. Molara Wood is a journalist, critic and author of Indigo, a collection of short stories. She won the inagural John La Rose Memorial Short Story Competition and received an award from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association for her fiction. Ifeoma, currently Nigeria’s ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, has worked for the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1983. She has published several literary works, including the novels Merchants of Flesh, Waiting for Maria, Fearless and an anthology of poetry entitled African Romance. The conversation will be moderated by the Kenyan poet and journalist, Khainga O’Okwemba. Date: Wednesday, 4th May 2016 Time: 5 PM Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria, 4TH Floor, City Hall, 30 Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island.