Celebrating African Creativity: The Ake Arts and Book Festival Experience

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The Ake Arts and Book Festival is a renowned literary event held annually in Nigeria, attracting book lovers, artists, and thinkers from around the world. Founded in 2013 by Lola Shoneyin in Abeokuta, the festival celebrates African storytelling, art, and culture. With its diverse programming, including book chats, panel discussions, art exhibitions, and music performances, Ake Festival offers a unique cultural experience.
Main Highlights
  • Diverse Programming: Panel discussions, book chats, art exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, music performances, book launches, and poetry recitals
  • Renowned Speakers and Participants: African writers, poets, musicians, artists, and thinkers
  • Celebration of African Literature and Culture: Promoting African creativity, literature, art, and culture
  • Networking and Collaboration: Platform for artists, writers, publishers, and creative professionals
  • Community Engagement: Outreach programs for local schools and communities
  • Ake Review Journal: Annual multi-genre, multi-lingual journal featuring interviews, art, poetry, and prose
  • Vibrant Atmosphere: Four-day cultural immersion with a engaging atmosphere
Location Change from Abeokuta to Lagos
The festival moved from Abeokuta to Lagos in 2018, likely to reach a larger audience and increase its impact. This move has expanded the festival's reach and attendance, provided opportunities for collaboration with artists and cultural institutions in Lagos, and allowed the festival to leverage the vibrant arts scene in Lagos.
The Ake Arts and Book Festival is a must-attend event for book lovers and cultural enthusiasts, offering a unique experience that celebrates African creativity and storytelling. With its diverse programming, renowned speakers, and vibrant atmosphere, the festival is a premier cultural event in Africa.

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