Festivals

NAME DESCRIPTION OF FESTIVAL DATES OF FESTIVAL FOCUS WEBSITES
Ake Arts and Book Festival The Ake Arts and Book Festival is an annual four-day programme of cultural and literature-focused events which include bookchats, panel discussions, readings, workshops, performances, stage plays, film screenings and art exhibitions, featuring Nigerian and international writers, artists, performers and thinkers. Events also include school visits and a comprehensive book fair to which pupils, publishers, book lovers and the general public are invited to visit 22-25 Oct 2020 Ake festival Bookstore, Artists, Art Gallery, Book Chats, Panel discussions, Concerts, Eat the Book, Films, Performances, Poetry, Project Inspire, Yoruba Language Panel, http://akefestival.org
Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KabaFest) The Kaduna Book Festival is a three-day programme of cultural and literature-focused events featuring booklogues, panel discussions, workshops, an art exhibition, a stage performance, film/documentary screenings by Nigerian and international artists, authors, writers and thinkers. 11-14 Sep 2020 Films, Poetry, Desserts from Northern Nigeria, Food, Art Fair, Booklogues, Panel Discussions http://kabafest.org
Gaborone Book Festival Changing Botswana and Africa one book at a time. 17-19 Sep 2020
Abantu Book Festival Abantu Book Festival is an annual cultural pilgrimage that takes place in Soweto,South Africa. 3-6 December 2020 Over four days, the best poets, novelists, playwrights, biographers, children’s writers, literary scholars, musicians, actors, activists, thinkers, and reagined, transform the historic location of SOWETO into a literary village. https://www.abantubooks.co.za/
Abuja Literary and Arts Festival (ALitFest) The Abuja Literary Society has set for itself the task of generating and sustaining a literary culture, and the creation of an alternative literary-based entertainment in Nigeria’s nascent Federal Capital City. 11 – 13th of July 2020 book readings, panel discussions, masterclasses, poetry grand slam, a nature hike, a food fair, writing and art competitions http://alitfest.com/
Open Book Festival Open Book Cape Town is committed to encouraging a love of books and reading. Five days of the year – while tremendously exciting – is not going to do that. It is for that reason that we have begun a number of projects that we will have continued involvement with, ensuring a significant and sustainable impact. 2 – 6 Sep 2020 A fantastic showcase of the best of South African writing, Drawing representative audiences to all Open Book events https://openbookfestival.co.za/
Ubumuntu Arts Festival The word Ubumuntu can be defined as “Being Human”. Our festival aims at creating an avenue where people from different walks of life can come together and speak to each other in the language of Art. 17 – 19 July 2020 Created for the sake of humanity http://ubumuntuartsfestival.com/
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