Chuma Nwoloko, author of Diaries of a Dead African, and brilliant humorist, was at the Ake Arts and Book Festival. HE went with his camera, and he did not leave his wit behind. See below for a series of photos depicting the festival from another angle.
Warning: These pictures are real enough, but the conversations only occurred within the precincts of a writerly imagination.
Lola Shoneyin, Molara Wood, Lewis?, and a “CIA Agent”.
Richard Ali, Lola Shoneyin, Pius Adesanmi, Remi Raji.
Toads for Supper!
“Oh come on, President Rem Raj, Your fellow writers will never sign up to a Third-Term-Agenda!”
“True, I don’t know what’s got into me. Must be this Abeokuta wine…”
Seriously. One Day I Will Also Write About This Airline ~ Binyavanga Wainaina
“So I said to her: my name is Eghosa Imasuen, I am a Warripolitan, and she said to me: which kain Waripolitan? You dey drink red wine? Dem born you for New York Siri?”
Efe Paul Azino
Chuma Nwokolo & Ikhide Ikheloa.
Teju Cole & Tolu Ogunlesi
Lola Shoneyin, The Secret Lives of African Writers.