Ake Festival Theme

The theme for the 2018 edition is Fantastical Futures. Events and discussions will focus on a re-imagined African future. “With a perilous past and an uncertain present, how exactly do we arrive at the Africa of our dreams? What must we never forget? What must we not repeat? What lessons have been learnt in understanding governance, gender and sexuality, literacy and education, health and well-being?” 
A selection of book chats and panels discussions will also celebrate the wonderful wave of speculative fiction that is being produced by African writers. As is always the case, Ake Arts and Book Festival aims to showcase the very best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music, art, film and theatre