Events around Volumes Bookcafe

La Luz with Gymshorts at Subterranean
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La Luz with Gymshorts at Subterranean

Thursday 8:00pm (31 May)
Subterranean, Chicago

Snail Mail with Bonny Doon at Subterranean
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Snail Mail with Bonny Doon at Subterranean

Saturday 7:00pm (16 June)
Subterranean, Chicago

Of Feather and Bone // Void Omnia // Isenordal // Vukari
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Of Feather and Bone // Void Omnia // Isenordal // Vukari

Wednesday 6:30pm (27 June)
Subterranean, Chicago

Fall Classic / Augustus / She Rides Tigers
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Fall Classic / Augustus / She Rides Tigers

Wednesday 8:00pm (30 May)
Emporium Chicago - Arcade Bar Venue, Chicago

Apocalypse Hoboken / The Mushuganas / Rad Payoff
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Apocalypse Hoboken / The Mushuganas / Rad Payoff

Friday 7:00pm (13 July)
Chop Shop, Chicago

Bluewater Kings Band Free Show
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Bluewater Kings Band Free Show

Wednesday 8:00pm (06 June)
Chop Shop, Chicago

AFK x Svdden Death at Chop Shop
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AFK x Svdden Death at Chop Shop

Friday 8:00pm (01 June)
Chop Shop, Chicago

Apocalypse Hoboken / The Brokedowns / Montrose Man
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Apocalypse Hoboken / The Brokedowns / Montrose Man

Saturday 7:00pm (14 July)
Chop Shop, Chicago


Chibundu Onuzo - Welcome to Lagos

Chibundu Onuzo - Welcome to Lagos


When?

Start time: Thursday 7:00pm (17 May)
End time: Thursday 9:00pm (17 May)

Where?

Volumes Bookcafe
1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Art

About

We're thrilled to play host to Chibundu Onuzo - on tour in the U.S. with her new book WELCOME TO LAGOS! She is a terrific talent, and we're convinced this is jut the beginning of amazing things from Onuzo. Join us May 17th for a reading, discussion & potential performance (we've been told she is an incredible singer and might sing as well!)

ABOUT THE BOOK: When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post. As he travels toward Lagos with Yemi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandal involving Nigeria’s education minister, Chike becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life. Among them is Fineboy, a fighter with a rebel group, desperate to pursue his dream of becoming a radio DJ; Isoken, a 16-year-old girl whose father is thought to have been killed by rebels; and the beautiful Oma, escaping a wealthy, abusive husband.
Full of humor and heart, Welcome to Lagos is a high-spirited novel about aspirations and escape, innocence and corruption. It offers a provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria that marks the arrival in the United States of an extraordinary young writer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chibundu Onuzo was born in 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied History at King's College London and is currently pursuing a PhD in History at the same institution. Her short stories have been commissioned by BBC Radio and she writes for the Guardian, with a special interest in Nigeria.