The 11th edition of Ake Art and Book Festival created by Lola Shoneyin will hold from November 23 to 25, at BON Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
Themed, Blood Ties, the festival will explore the complexities of family, relationships, loss and togetherness.
The Africa Rights Forum was introduced this year, with the aim to train agents and editors in Nigeria and the African continent to navigate the global rights marketplaces, hoping to build the essential blocks that will enable African publishers to have a presence in the rights marketplaces of the world.
The festival will also feature panel discussions, which will cover a range of topics, from Artificial Intelligence, African women in publishing to Nigeria’s gender wars.
Writers like Petina Gappah, Umubyeyi Beata Mairese, Bolu Babalola, Kojo Koram and others, are also billed to be a part of the festival which is in its 11 year.