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Prepare to be dazzled by the selection of books at the Ake Festival Bookstore, located at the Ouida House. Whether it’s literary fiction, speculative fiction, satire, drama, action and adventure, romance, mystery, horror, self-help, guide books, travelogues, children’s books, religious books, popular science, history, anthologies, poetry, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, comics, art, cookbooks, diaries, biographies, autobiographies, fantasy or academic texts, whatever it is, we’ve got you covered.

The Ake Festival bookstore stocks over 10,000 books, mostly by writers of African descent, about Africa and focusing on the black experience. Books authored by past  Ake Festival Guests are also usually available. We work with local and international publishers to bring you the best prices. Come and stock up for the year!

Publishers looking to stock their books at the Ake Festival Bookstore should contact office@akefestival.org between 14-19 September 2020.



Festival Books are books authored by our Ake Festival guests. These are the books that will be discussed (and referenced) during book chats and the panel discussions. All festival books will be available for purchase at the Ouida House bookstore.