The 2014 edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival opens tomorrow, November 18, and will be on till Saturday, November 22. The theme of the festival is ‘Bridges and Pathways’, and “discussions this year will focus on building bridges between African peoples, especially along language, ethnic and gender lines, and charting new paths with the aim of creating synergy and cultural cross-fertilization on the African continent.”
Yejide Kilanko, author of Daughters Who Walk This Path, and Eghosa Imasuen, author of Fine Boys and COO of Kachifo Limited, will be at the Festival. Kilanko will be talking books with Remi Raji on Thursday and discussing ‘Representations of Africa in New Fiction’ on Friday along with a panel of other authors. Imasuen will be discussing ‘Taming Colonial Tongues’ on Friday and moderating two different discussion panels on Saturday.
Farafina books will be on sale at the festival, including our newest titles, Adewale Maja-Pearce’s brilliant memoir, The House My Father Built, debut author Elizabeth Olushola Adeolu’s thrilling crime novel, Chasing Facades, and Ellen Banda-Aaku’s heart-warming young adult/middle grade novel, Sula and Ja.
Please visit the Ake Festival website for programme details and more information.