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Aké Arts and Book Festival


Venue: Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Aboekuta, Nigeria

The fourth edition of the Aké Arts and Book Festival brings a creative whirlwind to the rocky hills of Abeokuta, for five days of cultural immersion with novelists, poets, dancers, actors, illustrators, activists, musicians, artists and thinkers. This year's theme is Beneath This Skin and conversations focus on identity, race and individuality. 

For more details, see conference site here. See also a photo essay of the event at This is Africa.

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o at the 2016 Aké Festival (This is Africa/Hamed Adedeji)

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o at the 2016 Aké Festival (This is Africa/Hamed Adedeji)