About Ake Festival
Ake Arts & Book Festival is four 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 25 – 28, 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
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A friend called his time at Ake Festival ‘golden’. Another said he has never been so proud of an event in his country. I call it ‘a timely renaissance’. We’ve unanimously and succinctly put it in one sentence: Ake Festival was our best life experience.
I have never attended a conference in Nigeria that is so organically connected.
What I love most is how the number of younger people that attend Ake Festival keeps getting bigger
Ake really expanded my cultural appreciation and literary horizons.
I could sum up my account of the Ake Arts and Book Festival in just one word: phenomenal.