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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Ake Arts and Book Festival

The Ake Arts and Book Festival is a six day cultural, art and literary festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Running from November 19-24, this will be its first year. The theme of the festival is "The Shadow of Memory", with invited guest Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. Other guests include A.Igoni Barrett, Teju Cole, Tendai Huchu, Alain Mabanckou, Laila Lalami, and Yewande Omotoso. 

As part of the festival, there will be workshops, master classes ranging from creating graphic novels to effective editing, panels with discussions on the representation of women in African Literature and the realities of Post-conflict African societies, book chats, book fair, an art exhibition and more. 

The festival sounds pretty cool. Here's a look at the works of some of the authors at the festival. If you're interested, more information can be found on their website


3 comments:

  1. I plan to attend this conference. Quite excited about it. All those writers in one place.

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    1. Very jealous! It is an amazing event. I would definitely love to attend if the opportunity arose.

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    2. We are excited you want to attend. You can register to attend by following this link
      http://akefestival.org/index.php/features/registrations
      Come and you will have a ball and a book! Lots of books actually.

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