The 2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival took place from 14-18 November 2017, at Kuto Cultural Centre, Abeokuta. It featured a workshop, concerts, visits to secondary schools, a festival of short films, and of course, panels of writers, filmmakers and other thinkers discussing everything around the festival’s theme, “This F-Word”: feminism, men who write women characters, and female gender mutilation.

Every week, we will bring you photos of events from the five-day festival. On the first day of the festival, superstar sci-fi novelist Nnedi Okorafor taught a fiction workshop. Enjoy the photos.

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Photography credit: Ake Festival Media Team.