Saturday, 15 September 2018

Are you ready for Minna Book and Arts Festival #minnabaf2018



The Northern Nigeria literary landscape is witnessing more colours and voices as Art initiatives roll out programmes and projects that engage the seemingly conservative art space of the region.  A week after the KABAFEST ended in Kaduna, a new Book and Arts Festival (MinnaBAF) is set to debut in Minna, Niger state.

Minna  Book  &  Arts  Festival  is  a literary and cultural  event  that  is  designed  to  create awareness,  build  capacities  and  promote  all  forms  of  arts.  It  will accommodate  discourses  and  engaging  interactions  in  all forms of  literary,  verbal  and  visual  arts. This debut edition has the theme, Northern Nigeria Creative Development: The Valley and the Boundary.     

Scheduled to hold between September 18 and 21,  the festival is an initiative put together by AMAB  Books  &  Publishing and The Arts-Muse  Fair.  These outfits have jointly and severally organized numerous Arts events in the past three years that served to rekindle the literary fire Minna is famed for.

The headline activity of #MinnaBAF is deliberately designed around the literary career, personality and writings of Professor Zainab Alkali for her distinction of being the first woman novelist from Northern Nigeria to be published in English. Equally, her tenacious grip on African cultural identity has strengthened the force of her social vision in a society undergoing rapid socio-cultural transformation.

Some of the guest writers attending the festival include Prof. A.K Babajo, Prof. E.E Sule, Prof. Asabe Kabir, Dr. Ibraheem Dooba, Dr. Wale Okediran, Dr. Razinat Mohammed, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, BM Dzukogi, Denja Abdullahi, TJ Benson, and Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino.

Registration for this event can be done at www.minnabaf.com.ng or at the venue of the festival. 

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