Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017
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Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017

The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 is set to happen from November 1-5, 2017. The festival theme is “Bridges from Walls.” In 2015, a team of Lagosians led by founder Efe Paul Azino hosted the Lagos International Poetry Festival at Freedom Park the home of the arts in commercial hub of the West African country. […]

Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare
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Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare

The Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 will be hosted from November 6-12 at Freedom Park, Lagos. The festival, popularly known as LABAF, with the theme “ERUPTIONS: Global FRACTURES & Collective Humanism,” is dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare. LABAF now in its 19th year is a week-long cultural picnic including readings sessions, conversations around books, […]

Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi
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Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi

An epic running of the Storymoja Festival 2017 is set for September 27 – October 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival theme this year is “Black Peace.” The Storymoja Festival, founded by Storymoja Publishers in 2007, is one of the most important literary festivals on the African continent today. It was started with a small […]

Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 shortlists announced
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Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year’s edition of the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 have been announced. The Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature is a biennial literary award given by the Kenya Publishers’ Association starting in 1974. It is considered the most prestigious literary award in the east African […]

A snapshot of the Ghana International Book Fair 2017
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A snapshot of the Ghana International Book Fair 2017

The Ghana International Book Fair 2017 was hosted at the Accra International Conference Centre from August 24-27. The festival theme was “Books and Culture in the Digital Age.” The Ghana International Book Fair is a platform where both local and international book industry players come together to trade books and negotiate deals. The public gets […]

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September
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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be doing readings at Goethe Institut’s Literary Crossroads and the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi in September 2017. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Readers of this blog must be tired that we keep writing about this writer but we can’t help ourselves. The man showed up in […]

Ama Ata Aidoo for Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017
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Ama Ata Aidoo for Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017

The Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017 will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on November 14-18, 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. Time really flies when you are having fun. It […]

A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017
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A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017

The South African Book Fair 2017 was hosted in Johannesburg from September 8-10. The festival theme was #OURSTORIES. It was a lit few days as some of the best known authors and others in the literary scene converged on Johannesburg for the South African Book Fair 2017. The list of the people see and interact […]

South Africa National Book Week 2017 is on!
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South Africa National Book Week 2017 is on!

The South Africa National Book Week 2017 is happening in Johannesburg from September 4-10. The highlight will be the South Africa Book Fair 2017 from September 8-10. South Africa National Book Week is a reading promotion campaign implemented by the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in partnership with the Department Of Arts and Culture. […]