On the 10th of April, David Pratten, Professor at the African Studies Centre of Oxford University, with his team of researchers visited the Rainbow Book Club team in our office in Port Harcourt. Prof. Pratten’s current research intends to provide an original insight into people’s perspectives on oil and the oil industry as narrated and mediated through the plastic and performing arts. The meeting was to explore opportunities for collaboration between both organizations. It may be recalled that Oxford was a contender for the World Book Capital nomination in 2014 when Port Harcourt emerged winner. At the time the Oxford team sent a goodwill message to the Rainbow Book Club, which managed the Port Harcourt World Book Capital project.