Ake Arts & Book Festival 14th – 18th November 2017


  • Start: November 14, 2017 8:00 am
  • End: November 18, 2017 11:30 pm

Bringing a creative whirlwind to the rocky hills of Abeokuta, Ake Festival is five days 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 theme for the fifth edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival is “This F-word” and events will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both on the African continent and beyond.

To quote eminent Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi, “Solidarity between women can be a powerful force for change, and can influence future development in ways favourable not only to women but also to men.”

The 2017 edition is not only an opportunity to foster solidarity amongst women across the continent, it is a rare opportunity for women to share their individual journeys, to explore some of the barriers that women encounter in Africa and to celebrate success stories.

As usual, the Ake Arts and Book Festival aims to showcase the very best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music, art, film and theatre, whilst showcasing the work of the trailblazers.

Highlight of the event includes:

  • Book chats
  • Art exhibitions
  • Drama
  • Palmwine and Poetry evening
  • Film screening
  • Concert

Venue: Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta

Date: 14th – 18th November 2017

Register: http://www.akefestival.org/index.php/registration/registering-for-ake-festival-2016xxx


Download a copy of the festival program of events here ==> Ake 2017 Programme of Events


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