SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Book Launch 'Gbagba' by Robtel Neajai Pailey


Date: 9 December 2013Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 9 December 2013Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429

Type of Event: Book Launch

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day, CAS hosts the London launch of Gbagba, an anti-corruption primer for children written by SOAS Ph.D. student and Liberian writer Robtel Neajai Pailey.

Gbagba follows a few days in the life of Liberian twins, Sundaymah and Sundaygar, who leave their hometown of Buchanan to visit their aunt in Monrovia, Liberia's  capital. Previously launched in Monrovia and Washington, D.C., Gbagba explores issues of integrity, accountability, and corruption through a beautifully illustrated children’s narrative.

Chair: Prue Clarke, Co-Founder/Executive Director of New Narratives

Refreshments provided, all welcome

Limited copies of the book will be on sale, or advance copies can be purchased at

Robtel Neajai Pailey is currently pursuing her doctorate in Development Studies at SOAS as a Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholar. Read an interview with her on the Royal African Society blog. 

Organiser: The Centre of African Studies (SOAS)

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