The CORA Book and Arts Festival is over for another year. There was fun, lots of debate and seminars, an area for the kids, food, clothes, Dance, Drama, visual arts, books, comics, sculptures and more books.
Apart from some strange looking pencil-portraits I commissioned for N5oo apiece and neither of which looked like me, I also purchased several books-
1) Nigeria-The birth of Africa's greatest community Volumes 1 & 2 (From the pages of DRUM)
2) 50 Great American Short Stories (Published by Bantam Classics)
3) Death and The King's Horseman-Wole Soyinka (Spectrum Books)
4) The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas (Wordsworth Classics)
5) Anne Frank-The Diary of a Young Girl (Pocket Books Classics)
6) Les Miserables- Victor Hugo (Penguin Classics)
7) Vanity Fair-W.M. Thackeray (The Great Writers Library)
8) Don Quixote- Cervantes (Penguin Classics)
By far, the most expensive and which could easily have bought all the other books over twice, was the book on Nigeria culled from the pages of the Drum magazine.