Across Africa with Juha Vakkuri on Monday 26.10 at 6pm

Dear friend of Arkadia, The bookshop is happy to welcome writer Juha Vakkuri on Monday 26.10 at 6pm! Juha Vakkuri has kindly accepted to tell us about his brand-new travel book Afrikan poikki ( Across Africa) which is based on his extraordinary trip across the continent. Vakkuri ‘s journey took him from Dakar to Djibouti in January – March this year. He travelled by bush-taxis and buses, froze in a tent in Timbuktu, got stranded in the sands of the Sahara and even caught a glimpse of George Clooney in Chad. Note: The book is in Finnish but the talk will be in English. Questions and answers can be delivered in Fininsh, English and French. Warm regards, Ian – Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A 2€ donation is suggested and would be welcome. Juha Vakkuri  – born 1946 – author of more than 25 published books, several feature films and documentaries, stage and TV dramas – producer of several TV-documentaries – journalist since 1964 – university lecturer since 1970s – TV drama editor at MTV Finland 1969-71 – Programme and Fellowhips Officer at UNDP Lusaka, Zambia 1971-73 – Information Officer at UNDP Headquarters, New York 1973-75 – Head of International Productions, MTV Finland 1975-83 – Head of Programmes, Finnish Broadcasting Company 1983-97 – Managing Director, Omnia Mea Arts 1997 – – Founder of Villa Karo, Finnish-African Cultural Centre (Benin) 1999 – Chairman of Friends of Villa Karo (NGO) 1999 – 2004 – Executive Director of Villa Karo 2004 – – Founder & Chairman of the initiative for The Museum of Returned African Art 2005 – More information about Villa Karo at More information about Aarre-museum at