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WELCOME TO AKE ARTS & BOOK FESTIVAL

Ake Arts & Book Festival is five days of cultural immersion. 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. 
 
The sixth edition of the festival will take place for the first time in Lagos on October 24 – 27, 2018. The theme for this year is Fantastical Futures and events and conversations will focus largely on a re-imagined African future.
 
As part of our aim to develop, promote and celebrate creativity on the African continent, Ake Festival 2018 will feature book chats, art exhibition, a stage play, an in-depth interview, school visits, stimulating panel discussions, film & documentary screenings, a musical concert and a night of poetry performance. Book-lovers and visitors will be thrilled by a range of affordable books at the Ake Festival Bookstore.
 

Book Chats

Ama Ata Aidoo will tell us about her life, accomplishments and works. The event will be hosted by her daughter, popular literary blogger, Kinna Likimani. Such a rare treat!

 

Palmwine and Poetry Evening

Somali-American poet Ladan Osman, South Africa's Koleka Putuma, Poetra Asantewa from Ghana, Wana Udobang and Mariam Bukar Hassan from Nigeria will thrill us with their magical performances

 

Art Exhibitions

This year’s art exhibition will feature the works of 5 incredible Nigerian women whose work will focus on 'The Female Form'.

 

Film Screening

We have selected Stand Down Soldier directed and produced by Jeryl Prescott Sales as the Film of the Festival.

 

Drama

This year, Ake Festival is bringing Quarter Life Crisis, a one woman play by London based Actor and Playwright Yolanda Mercy.

Click here to book Drama Ticket

 

Concert

Book your tickets now to enjoy 5 amazing women in concert!

Click here to book Concert Ticket

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