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German President Hosted Nigerian Writers, Elnathan John, Others In Attendance At The Lunch [Photos]

German President Joachim Gauck on Wednesday had a private meeting with a group of young Nigerian writers and authors at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja.

Elnathan John a Nigerian novelist, satirist known for his recently published works, Born On A Tuesday was among the selected few at the meeting with Mr Gauck.

Gauck spoke on establishing closer business and publishing ties between German and Nigerian writers, and commended his guests for their “independence of thought” He asked them to remain independent and proffer solutions to societal problems through their writings.

Apart from Elnathan, a well known writer based in Abuja Nigeria with multiple recognition as a finalist of the Caine Prize for literature, others included Emma Shercliff, Richard Ali, Safiya Ismailayero, Ukamaka Olisakwe and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim.

 

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