Yorùbá Boy Running: Biyi Bandele returns to stage as loved ones gather around his last novel



The memory of acclaimed dramatist, Biyi Bandele Thomas, will come alive on June 30 when his family and friends gather for the celebration of his life. This is coming up in London, in the form of the presentation of, and readings from, his last novel,  Yorùbá Boy Running.

The information is from his daughter, Temi, who announces as follows:

BIYI BÁNDÉLÉ – A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Sunday June 30~ By Temi, Daughter…

Dear friends, collaborators and appreciators of my father Biyi Bándélé,

I’d love you to invite you to join us for an evening of celebration of his life, and the extremely exciting publication of his epic novel  Yorùbá Boy Running, completed just before he died in August 2022.

The event will take place at Brixton House theatre at 17:00 on Sunday 30 June 2024

We’ll tell his story through the many worlds he inhabited in theatre, film and publishing through readings and tributes from long-term friends and collaborators including Chiwetel Ejiofor, who reads the audiobook of Yorùbá Boy Running, as well as Adjoa Andoh, Burt Caesar, Chipo Chung, Danny Sapani, Diane Parish, Jude Akuwudike, Margaret Busby, Paterson Joseph and Shingai Shoniwa. Directed by Roxana Silbert, previous Artistic Director of the Hampstead Theatre and original director of Brixton Stories, and hosted by Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Tickets are available for purchase from Brixton House: https://brixtonhouse.co.uk/shows/a-night-to-remember-biyi-bandele-2/

There will be prepublication copies of Yorùbá Boy Running available for purchase on the night and can also be preordered through this link:

(UK) https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/447780/yoruba-boy-running-by-bandele-biyi/9780241562697

(USA) https://www.harpercollins.com/products/yoruba-boy-running-biyi-bandele

Thank you for all your kind wishes and condolences over the past two years, they have been very much appreciated. I’d love to thank you in person if you can join us in Brixton on the night.

Much love,


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