Ake Art and Book Festival…


The Ake art and book festival is one of Africa’s largest literary event and it’s here again running from18th-22nd of November 2014 at Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. The theme for this year is ‘bridges and pathways’ with discussions
focusing on ‘building bridges between the African
people, especially along language, ethnic and
gender lines, and charting new paths with the aim
of creating synergy and cultural cross fertilization
on the African continent.’
This event will include several writers who
have been part of the Caine Prize journey over the
years, including Caine Prize Patron, Nobel
Laureate, Wole Soyinka; three Prize winners ,
Binyavanga Wainaina (2002), Olufemi Terry (2010)
and Rotimi Babatunde (2013); three shortlisters ,
Florent Couao-Zotti (2002), Mukoma Wa Ngugi
(2009) and Abubakar Ibrahim (2013); and several
workshop participants, including Ayodele
Morocco-Clarke (2011), Bryony Rheam (2014) and
Clifton Gachagua (2014); and former judge,
Bernardine Evaristo (2012). Caine Prize Director
Lizzy Attree will also feature in the programme of other activities.

With the extraordinary line up of authors, and
broad ranging topics for discussion, participants
are in for an exhilarating few days in Abeokuta
this year with the evidence on the   promising programme/activities below. We will be giving you the scoop, so make sure you stay committed and glued to this space henceforth… Even after the festival *wink*

See photo below for the programme …


Check out this link for more detail… http://artyliving.com/2014/09/21/register-for-the-ake-arts-and-book-festival-2014/


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