Monday, October 03, 2005

7th Lagos Book & Art Festival




The 7th Lagos Book & Art Festival took place in Lagos, Nigeria, earlier this month - from the 9th to the 11th of September. I was there to see much of it and yes! I intend to blog it.

But first, a selection of what the Nigerian press had to say about the Bookfest, organised by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA). The Sun newspaper, Lagos, ran many articles on the event, including an interview with the keynote speaker, Antjie Krog on September 18. Ms Krog is the author of Country of my Skull, one of the 100 Best Books of Africa. She also gets a mention in a piece published on September 21.

Here's another from Vanguard newspaper, published on September 22. 'An evening of literary rebirth' - was how the same paper described the first main event on the programme, a seminar on the treatment of Lagos in recent Nigerian fiction. Going back a bit, The Guardian ran this, on the last day of the Book & Art Festival, September 11.



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