The Ake Book Festival


The Ake Arts & Book Festival is a brand new cultural event for Nigeria. The Ake Festival is the brainchild of Cassava Republic author Lola Shoneyin, author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives.  From 19-24 November this year, a smorgasbord of writers will hit Abeokuta, giving talks, signing books and offering master-classes.  We're delighted that five Cassava Republic writers - Ayodele OlofintuadeChristie WatsonDoreen BainganaNnedi Okorafor and Teju Cole - will be in the house. The theme of the festival is "the shadow of memory".  Click here to find out more about the festival.


  • bravo Lola for this unique initiative. Looking forward to participate. Immediate Past President of Pan African Booksellers Association(PABA)

    Posted by Oluronke orimalade on September 07, 2013

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