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Ake Arts And Book Festival Returns To Abeokuta

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Ake Arts and Books Festival (AABF), will return to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital this year for its annual festival.

According to the announcement on their Twitter, the festival which started in 2013, will return to the city of its birth from November 22-27.

An initiative of the Book Buzz Foundation Nigeria founded by the award-winning author and poet, Lola Shoneyin, it is an annual programme of cultural and literature-focused events.

In addition to exciting and lively book chats and panel discussions, the festival curates intergenerational conversations on themes that impact lives in very real ways.

The festival was held virtually for the second year from October 28 to 30, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Life and Times Series featured Booker-Prize shortlisted author Maaza Mengiste, in conversation with Tanzanian author and the 2021 Nobel Prize winner, Prof Abdulrazak Gurnah.

The festival, regarded as the largest annual gathering of African writers, editors, critics and readers in the world, relocated to Lagos in 2018.

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