If you are a literary stakeholder and are anywhere near Northern Nigeria this week, then this should excite you.
The Kaduna book and arts festival (Kabafest) kicks off today with an impressive line-up of guests, artists, poets and writers
It is a four-day programme of Arts and book-focused events which will include ‘booklogues’, workshops, performances, an art exhibition, a film screening and panel discussions with Nigerian and international writers and thinkers.
This years edition which is the third instalment will be from the 11th-14th September, 2019 and will feature up to 70 guests comprising writers, poets, actors, musicians, artists and filmmakers.
With booklogues and stimulating panel discussions on a wide range of important issues, discussions will be fun, thought-provoking and enriching.
Seasoned poets from all over Nigeria are expected to make magic while food-lovers will be able to enjoy the food-tasting events, which will feature flavours from outside Nigeria and an opportunity to enjoy an array of Northern Nigerian desserts.
Kabafest is the first and only literary fête of this magnitude in Northern Nigeria. It aims to change the way the world sees Northern Nigeria, boost access to literacy and reading, reignite a passion for arts and culture in the state, creating more safe spaces where cultural and literary enthusiasts can gather to dialogue about books, culture and ideas.
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