The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) will on Saturday, July 20 feature the author Dele Farotimi at its Sixth Book Trek in 2019. Farotimi will be reading from his book, Do Not Die in Their War at the monthly event, which takes place at Quintessence Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.
CORA says the interactive event runs from 2.30 pm to 5 pm.
According to the filmmaker Femi Odugbemi, “Do Not Die in Their War is an important treatise that weaves the lessons of our history, identifies the ignoble cast of characters in whose hands our dreams died, and more critically offers us timely warnings. It is a frank and informed narrative to which Nigerians will all do well to pay good attention”.
Farotimi, a lawyer, is a veteran of the struggle to make sense of democracy in Nigeria. As Femi Odugbemi has again noted, the author was in the trenches in the dark days of military rule when democracy seemed the panacea for all our ills as a nation.