Ake Festival is famous for its stimulating panel discussions. Each 60-90-minute panel discussion features three speakers and a knowledgeable moderator. At our panel discussions, nothing is off-limits. We pursue the unsayable with gusto and aim to leave no stone unturned in exploring issues that pertain to Africa. Our enthusiasm about literature means we also have panels that bring creatives together by genre or subject matter. We encourage audience participation, so we dedicate a good portion of the discussion to Q and A. During our panel discussions this year, attendees will enjoy discussion that focuses on issues such as ‘The Future of African Poetry’, ‘Is Reality Real?’ ‘The Place of African Literature’ and many more.