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Michael Afenfia
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Michael Afenfia is a lawyer, writer and storyteller.
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This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2023. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2023. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!

Michael Afenfia is a writer and storyteller. His bestsellers The Mechanics of Yenagoa, Rain Can Never Know and Leave my Bones in Saskatoon continue to receive positive reviews worldwide. His other books include When the Moon Caught Fire, A Street Called Lonely and Don’t Die on Wednesday. Leave my Bones in Saskatoon, a novel about the immigration experience is now a recommended text in the University of Calgary and is available in libraries across Canada.

Since moving to Saskatoon in the summer of 2019, Michael has served on several committees and boards supporting the community. He has volunteered as a member of the Inclusion Advisory Committee at the Saskatoon Public Library. At various times, Michael has served on different boards including Word on the Street Saskatoon, Biomedical Research Ethics Board, University of Saskatchewan, Heritage Festival of Saskatoon, Community Radio Society (CFCR Radio) and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS). He is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG) and The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC).

In addition to his writing and work in the settlement sector in Canada, he contributes to conversations around race relations and equity for the BIPOC population through published articles and public speaking engagements.

In his spare time, Michael mentors young creatives in his home country, Nigeria and in Canada. At other times he can be found watching television, listening to music, or travelling.

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It would be all of the Sidney Sheldon novels I read as I teenage. Some of the content was pretty heavy and I don’t think my parents would have been happy if they knew what I was consuming at that early age.

Eneke the bird: “Men have learned to shoot without missing their mark and I have learned to fly without perching on a twig”. - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Cluttered desk.

Bills, bills, bills!

To work on a UN (United Nations) project.

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