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Ake Festival Journal | Day 3 | by Nmadiuto Uche

Surprises. That is what I would remember the last day of the Ake Festival for. I was surprised to discover during the first book chat that the author of Lights Point Noire, Alain Mabanckou, has been exiled from his home country of Congo (Brazzaville) for more than six months and counting. Who would have thought […]

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Ake Festival Journal | Day 2 | by Nmadiuto Uche

By Day 2 of the Ake Arts & Book Festival, I realized that the best laid out plans can be put aside for impromptu conversations and human interactions. You see, Lola Shoneyin and her incredible team had succeeded in attracting literary rich minds to Abeokuta and there was a lot to talk about. Conversations from […]

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Ake Festival Journal | Day 1 | by Nmadiuto Uche

Was it with the full day of workshops by seasoned authors on Tuesday, November 15th ? Or the energetic musical concert that had us cheering and dancing simultaneously on Wednesday, November 16th? Ake Festival 2016 began witha trilogy of events that reached a crescendo in the morning of Thursday, November 17th during the culturally rich […]

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“Do you not want to ever see me again?” my mother said to me on the phone one day in […]

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