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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 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.
 

Register for Ake Arts & Books Festival

 

Book Chats

Visitors will enjoy an intimate one-hour session with accomplished authors who discuss theme, technique, plot, character and style in their work.

 

Palmwine and Poetry Evening

Seasoned Nigerian and international poets; Nick Makoha, Kayo Chigonyi, Saddiq Dzukogi, Uche Nduka and Theresa Lola will thrill us with their magical performances.

 

Art Exhibitions

At this year’s Ake Festival, we will feature amazing African/Nigerian artists like Eloghosa Osunde and Roye Okupe who will be showcasing their works.

 

Film Screening

In addition to screening a range of new documentaries and films, we will screen Rafiki; a 2018 Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu .

 

Drama

On Friday night of the Festival, visitors will get to watch an outstanding stage production; The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, by Lola Shoneyin.

Click here to book Drama Ticket

 

Concert

To capture the strides and beauty of West African music, attendees will be given the opportunity to see another thrilling musical concert that promises to be memorable.

Click here to book Concert Ticket

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