Performance & Dance

Chibundu Onuzo: 1991

Part of London Literature Festival

Writer of The Spider King’s Daughter, Chibundu Onuzo tells the story of her life through narrative, music, song and dance.

Onuzo was born in Lagos in 1991. Her life experience encompasses two military dictatorships, one internet revolution, two boarding schools, five grandmothers and a book deal, signed when she was nineteen.

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.

Her second novel, Welcome to Lagos, was published in 2017. The Guardian described it as 'an entertaining and funny picture of Lagos life’ while the Independent called it 'hugely accomplished'.

This Nigerian odyssey features a live band, a choir and a healthy dose of West African rhythm.

Dates & times

21 Oct 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+.