KU Big Read Book Club Week 9 - How I Felt When I Was About to Start University

We are extremely excited to announce that The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu (winner of a Betty Trask Award) has been chosen as this year's Big Read. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members and alumni relate their fields of expertise to specific chapters from The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney.

The programme spans a wide range of subjects, from heritage and identity to fashion and art. These talks will be held weekly and will provide a great opportunity to connect with your new KU community before you arrive on campus.

Please join us for a very special session with the author of The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, Okechukwu (Okey) Nzelu! Born in Manchester, he took a degree in English and currently works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. In 2015, he won the New Writing North Award – and The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, his debut novel, has now won a string of awards and positive comment, including being chosen as Kingston University's 2021 Big Read. Here he will talk about how he felt in the same position as our students, when he was about to start his course. He will be joined by others reflecting on the same experience.

This week will be hosted by Okechukwu Nzelu and others.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alison Baverstock

Email: KUBigRead@kingston.ac.uk