Ake Festival 2017 is almost here!​

Ake Festival is a five day programme 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 their 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 story telling 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. 

Some of the guests that would be attending year’s festival include: Ayobami Adebayo, Dami Ajayi, Emmauel Iduma, Hadiza Isma El-rufai, Ifeoma Chukwuogo, Koleka Putuma, Nneka Ijeoma, Olutimehin Adegbeye, Poetra Asantewa, Nnedi Okorafor, Yolanda Mercy, Ladan Osman, Wana Udobang etc

Visit the AKE WEBSITE for more information on payment details, programme, guest lists and more.

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