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Aké Festival, Laos, Nigeria 2023

22 October 2023 - 25 October 2023

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The 2023 Aké Festival will held between 22 and 25 November in Lagos Nigeria.  

The arts and books festival will include book chats, panel discussions, films poetry reading and music. Over 11 years it has brought writers, musicians, poets, actors, filmmakers and artists to the Nigerian capital.

The Aké Arts and Book Festival is claimed to be the largest assembly of African creative voices in Africa.

 Afua HirschAké Festival 2020
British writer and filmmaker Afua Hirsch appeared at the Aké Festival 2020

Aké Festival Programme

A list of the events can be found here.

Vanessa Kisuule
British slam poet Vanessa Kisuule appeared at the Aké Festival 2023

Free tickets can be booked here:

Cover image of Lebogang Mashile.


22 October 2023
25 October 2023



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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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