Virtual Book Launch

Nostalgia & Tears F’Orile

Saturday, October 7

11:30 am – 1:30 pm Pacific Time | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Lagos/London

Lola Fabowale (YR 9/1984, Nigeria) not only wears her passion for literature on her sleeve, she’s also an enthusiastic advocate for better global recognition of Black African writers and is about to launch an anthology of her own poetry.

Nostalgia & Tears F’Orile is described by Fabowale as a collection of, “both sad and sweet songs in remembrance of and reflection on contrasting cycles of life and living in my native land of Nigeria and my adopted country, Canada.

“Hence, the title Nostalgia & Tears F’Orile. F’Orile’ is a play on the Yoruba word ‘Orile’ which means country or nation, and the letter ’F’ which stands as an acronym for ‘fun’ in in Yoruba and ‘for,’ the English language equivalent.”

Fabowale, a multilingual Nigerian-Canadian social policy analyst, essayist and poet based in Eastern Canada says, “Pearson College UWC played a significant role in nurturing my development as a person” and proudly describes herself as, “part of a worldwide movement for peace and understanding through education.

“I warmly invite and welcome everyone, particularly my Pearson and fellow UWC alumni, to the virtual launch of my debut collection of poems.”

To join the event, register here.