The 8th Lagos Book & Arts Festival is at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos - from Friday 15 September to Sunday 17th. More details from CORA.
Tunde Kelani's film, Abeni, is @ the Toronto International Film Festival on the 14th & 16th of September.
This year's Stavanger Literature Festival is on this week in Norway, with a significant Nigerian presence - details below.
- Wednesday 13th
Opening Lecture by Booker prize winning author of The Famished Road, Ben Okri.
Chris Abani talks about his novel Graceland. He's also out and about at the festival on Friday 15th, exploring what poets can learn from Jazz musicians.
Poetry Marathon with, amongst others Kat Francois (Grenada/UK), Zephaniah, and Chris Abani
Reggae Poetry - headlined by the leading Dub Poet, Linton Kwesi-Johnson.
Later in the day, Atta and Kat Froncois are among women writers sharing experiences about describing men in their work. Atta & Francois have shared a billing before, at the Spit Lit Festival in London in March 2005.
Benjamin Zephaniah is the 'International of the Day'.
Festival closes on Sunday 17th.