The Ake Arts & Book Festival, popularly known as the Ake Festival, has been running in Nigeria since 2012. Lovers of books and the arts attend book readings, panel discussions, poetry recitals, film screenings, theatre and music performances and lots more over the week of the festival. The festival this year has the theme “Generational Discordance” and runs from October 28-30, 2021.
On October 29, I talk to E.C. Osondu about his new novel which explores the courage, the tragedies and dreams that inspire young Africans to brave the Sahara and the Mediterranean to get to Europe. We will talk about the fascinating cast of characters, the stories of devotion, friendship and hope.