This weekend, Quintessence Gallery will be hosting Olasupo Shasore, for the reading and signing of his latest book: “A Platter of Gold; Making Nigeria- 1906 – 1960)”
A Platter of Gold is an exciting, epic colonial biography of a nation. Shasore discusses how Nigeria came to be a nation and who her heroes are. The book tells the story of the eight colonial Pro-Consul Governors and the under-celebrated, sometimes everyday Nigerians, who pitched wit and guile against them to demand their rights and freedom.
At the event, you will be taken through the critical period leading to Nigeria’s independence and also explore the premise that the British Empire handed Nigeria over on a platter of gold, without struggle and without incident.
DATE: Saturday, February 4, 2017
VENUE: QUINTESSENCE, Parkview estate [Next to the Main Gate] Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
TIME: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
About the Author
Shasore is is a barrister, arbitration practitioner and historian. He is a Litigation Partner at “Ajumogobia & Okeke”, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria and was Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State from 2007 – 2011. Shasore is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He currently serves as chairman; Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association. Shasore led the Lagos delegation to the 2014 Nigerian National Conference. He was chairman, Lagos History Committee that produced a seminal two-volume work titled, History of Lagos from Earliest Times. He is the author of Possessed: History of the Crown Colony of Lagos 1861 – 1906, and a children’s book, The King and the Colony. Shasore lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
About The Book
Over the course of fifty-four years till the eve of independence, eight colonial pro-consuls governors for the British Empire pitched wit, passion and guile against under-celebrated, sometimes everyday Nigerians – Ahmadu Attahiru I, the Sokoto Caliph and his cavalry, who violently resisted British ouster and occupation; Eleko and the Lagos Chieftains, who first claimed they would “rather die than pay tax”… This is a story of Nigeria’s history as well as the history of Nigeria’s story. The other story!