The Ake Festival has always been a period of the year to look forward to. It’s the ultimate literary festival that brings together amazing people from different Art/Literary genre. This year’s festival, however, is even awesomer as the focus is on creative women!
Ake Festival is five days of cultural immersion. 100 Novelists, poets, dancers, actors, illustrators, activists, musicians, artists and thinkers storm the historic city and share their work and their ideas.
The fifth edition of Ake Arts and Book Festival will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on 14-18 November 2017.
This year’s theme is ‘This F-Word’ and conversations will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both on the African continent and beyond.
As part of the Festival’s aim to develop, promote and celebrate creativity on the African continent, Ake Festival 2017 will feature 12 authors in 6 book chats, 1 art exhibition with 5 incredible female artists, 1 stage play, 2 storytelling sessions, 1 in-depth interview, school visits, 12 stimulating panel discussions, 5 film screenings, 1 musical concert with 5 amazing women, a tour of historic sites and a night of poetry performance. Book-lovers and visitors will be thrilled by a range of affordable books at the Ake Festival Bookstore.
Wondering who these women are? Here’s a sneak peek below:
View the full list of Guests here. And register for the festival here.