Sokoto Book and Arts Festival returns for 2023 edition

The Sokoto Book and Arts Festival (#SOBAFest23) is back for a third edition this year. The annual festival, organised by the Sokoto Book and Arts Foundation, celebrates and supports the creative industries in Sokoto State. It offers a variety of online and offline events, including book chats, panel discussions, art exhibitions, film screenings, plays, poetry performances, music, dance and more. 

According to a statement, in the last two editions, over 500 art enthusiasts from Sokoto and beyond participated. 

This year’s festival, curated by Yusuf Shehu Ambursa, a poet and spoken word artist and Isah Aliyu Chiroma, a poet and essayist, according to the statement, “will be even bigger and better, with a focus on the artistic and cultural history of the Caliphate and the need for a return”. 


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