Assemble around significant others of writing, book heads and those of you particularly affectionate and in adoration for African writing, it’s that time again for the Ake Books and Art Festival. A yearly collaboration spearheaded by the Book Buzz Foundation.
The Ake Arts and Book Festival is a 5-day occasion of master classes, poetry readings, drama, film screenings, discussions, a music show, creative writing workshops and in addition a tour through memorable and historic sites around the host city of Abeokuta. This year’s occasion would run from the 15th through till the 19th of November.
Top of the guest list at this year’s event is the giant of African Literature of Africa Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Others at this current year’s occasion include No Violet Bulawayo, Titilope Sonuga, Teju Cole, Dami Ajayi, Chinelo Okparanta, Pemi Aguda, Helon Habila, Kiru Taye, and Molara Wood among numerous others.
The thematic discussion for the current year’s occasion is Beneath This Skin and examinations will concentrate on identity, race, and individuality. Discussions will likewise investigate Erotica, prison stories and horror in fiction that are emanating from Africa.
To take part in the festival which is the most imperative and anticipated literary events in Africa register now to be a part of a first-class gathering of students, up and coming writers, commentators and significant others of African writing partaking in the exchange that is set to further form and shape the eventual fate of African writing.
On the off chance that you are searching for convenient accommodations in Abeokuta, here’s a summary of lavish lodgings in Abeokuta and in addition cheap and affordable hotels in Abeokuta you can lodge in during the Ake Festival.
This 5-Star hotel by the Radisson group is a five-minute stroll to the Ake Festival venue The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, has free WiFi and 24-hour room service, air-conditioned rooms, a swimming pool, gym center and 24-hour power supply is guaranteed.
Another 5-star hotel in Abeokuta, the Green Legacy Resort offers an enthralling scope of facilities and amenities, for example, a swimming pool, nearby eatery, cleaning, free Wifi, airport pickup and car hire services, spa and sauna among others. With 10 distinctive room varieties from the Standard Rooms to the Ambassadorial Suite, Green Legacy Resort has diverse choices for visitors.
Micron is a 3-star hotel in Abeokuta in close proximity to the festival venue that offers great hospitality services and makes an excellent choice of stay for lodging during the Ake festival. Rooms are furnished with a sofa, air-conditioner, fridge and also internet access available to guests.
Each room in Buckingham Inn has a flat-screen TV with cable stations, reading desk and fridge. On-site restaurant also provides meals to guests and their fully stocked bar has alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks of all kinds. Laundry services and airport pick-up are also available on request
Needless expensive and more moderate hotels in Abeokuta? Look at our entire rundown of hotels to lodge in Abeokuta during the Ake Festival
Plan to go to the Ake Festival with a companion. It’s certainly more interesting to attend with somebody; you can share hotel room expenses with them, hold discourses with and share the highlights of every Festival Day. On the off chance that you don’t know anybody making it to Ake this year, take to your social networking pages, you would be astounded what number of your followers and friends are traveling to the rocky hillside of Abeokuta for the celebration this year, that is, whether you haven’t blocked all of them.
If you are going to the Festival from outside Abeokuta, Ogun State or Lagos, the best wager is for you to take a bus or flight to Lagos first. There are not very many stops around the country that have direct buses going to Abeokuta. Be that as it may, you would get non-stop flights or transports going to Lagos. Ibadan is another great stop; you can then advance from either Lagos or Ibadan by bus to Abeokuta which is generally about an hour’s drive from both points of Lagos and Ibadan. At the park when boarding a bus, make sure to tell the driver or transport conductor that your destination is the Kuto Motor Park, the Arts and Cultural Center, Kuto is only 1.1km far from the Kuto Motor Park.