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Highlights from Ake Books And Art Festival 2017

By Chidirim Ndeche 26 November 2017   |   1:37 pm

This year’s Ake Book and Arts Festival was packed with key players of art and literary society. From Nnedi Okorafor’s mentorship and writing session to talks on Afrofuturism and science fiction to celebrating the legendary Ama Ata Aidoo, the panel sessions at this year’s festival were lively, engaging and about female power.

With panel sessions like, Disrupting Culture: Women in Politics, Men who write Women, Talking Sexual Violence: Victims and Violation to mention a few, Ake Festival as it is fondly called, was filled with a plethora of guests like Adunni and Nefertiti, Aramide, Bisi Adeleye Fayemi, Kadaria Ahmed, Mona Eltahawy, Toni Kan, Haneefa Adam, Pumla Goqla, Jessica Horn to mention a few.

Scroll through photos from the event below:

Molara Wood and Ama Ata Aidoo at The Life & Times Series

Maryam Bukar Hassan Poet

Mara Menzies Performing her play The Illusion of Truth

Lola Shoneyin Molara Wood and Ama Ata Aidoo at The Life and Times Series


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