Nnedi Okorafor and Kolade Arogundade

Nommo Awards 2017 awarded at the Ake Festival 2017

The Nommo Awards 2017 were handed out at the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival 2017.In 2016, the African Speculative Fiction Society announced itself on…

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Ake Festival 2017 opening ceremony

The Ake Arts & Book Festival 2017 opening ceremony

The Ake Festival 2017 kicked off with an opening ceremony to remember. Thursday November 16, 2017 was a special day as it started with the…

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Ngugi Wa Thiongo, Odafe Atogun, Lola Shoneyin, and Dr Olaokun Soyinka

Odafe Atogun debut novel Taduno’s Song launches at Ake Festival 2016

Odafe Atogun’s debut novel Taduno’s Song launched at the Ake Festival with eminent personalities including Ngugi Wa Thiong’o attending on Friday November 18th, 2016. The…

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Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will be the headline guest at this year’s edition of Ake Festival 2016. Ngugi, who will sit in conversation with Okey Ndibe…

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Cat Hellisen wins Short Story Day Africa Prize 2015 #AkeFest2015

Cat Hellisen is the winner of the Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction 2015. The winner has just been announced at the ongoing…

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Book bloggers strut their stuff at #AkeFest2015

Book bloggers are a very important lot in the African literary ecosystem and on Thursday afternoon some of the most well-known ones strutted their stuff…

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Writivism Workshop 2016 participants announced at Ake Festival #AkeFest205

The young writers who will be taking part in the Writivism workshops in fiction, non-fiction and poetry were announced on Friday afternoon at the Ake…

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Nigerian writers get paid as Ake Festival begins #AkeFest2015

It’s finally here. After months of preparation and all the hype with the tweets and the Facebook posts and the Instagramming and all the rest,…

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African literary festivals you can attend in 2015

2014 was a great year for Africa’s literature and a slew of festivals across the continent. So with the new year still upon us I…

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