|November 14, 2017|
|Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto|
About AKE Festival
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 fifth edition of Ake Arts and Book Festival will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on 14-18 November, 2017. This year’s theme is This F-Word and conversations will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both on the African continent and beyond.
As part of our aim to develop, promote and celebrate creativity on the African continent, Ake Festival 2017 will feature 12 authors in 6 book chats, 1 art exhibition with 5 incredible female artists, 1 stage play, 2 story telling sessions, 1 in-depth interview, school visits, 12 stimulating panel discussions, 5 film screenings, 1 musical concert with 5 amazing women, a tour of historic sites and a night of poetry performance. Book-lovers and visitors will be thrilled by a range of affordable books at the Ake Festival Bookstore.