Ake Festival invokes ‘Black Magic’ as the 2020 Festival theme.

The theme of the 8th edition of Ake Arts and Book Festival is Black Magic. Whilst envisioning a proud and powerful resurgent identity, we shall explore the expansion of black imagination and black consciousness.

AkeFest2020 will be an unapologetic reclamation of cosmologies, mythologies and belief systems that have sustained Africa and her Diaspora through millennia of disruption and change. We also seek to celebrate the magic of black people as a locus for interrogating cultural memory,
as well as notions of black excellence, resilience and resistance. Our literary focus will be children’s writing and political memoirs.

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