The Ake Litfest; A Comic Retrospective

And so November, 2013 has come and gone, and along with it, the inaugural edition of the ambitious arts and literary festival that held at Abeokuta. The Ake Arts & Book Festival brought together writers, artists performers and arts professionals from all over the world for a few days of magic. I was there too, towards the end, with a Samsung NX300 in tow, and here are a few true photographs, and thoroughly fictional conversations, by way of memento.

Adesanmism

 

Toads for Supper

 

Remi's Missing Limousine

 

Photographing the Revolution

 

Actor meets Director...

 

Teju Cole & the Babalawo Cap

 

Binyavanga's Next Book

 

Cloudy Smokescreens

 

Generator Blues

 

Ibrahim's Amazonian Sandwich

 

 

Warripolitanism on Trial

 

Lola Shoneyin's Secret Agenda...

 

Saying Cheese...

 

Soliciting

 

How to fly a Third-Term-Agenda Kite

 

The Barrack Conundrum

 

 

To find out if there is any fire behind the smoke of the fiction, you probably have to put the Ake festival on your travel schedule for next November.

See you there…

 

 

 

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