13 Lagos Book and Art Festival Programme
DATE: FRIDAY 18 - 20
VENUE: FREEDOM PARK
TIME: 9am - 6pm daily
FRIDAY (November 18)
(9 am, Hall 2)
My Encounter with the Book (Kiddies’ Segment) by Tunde Babawale, Director General CBAAC) -- a motivational talk to kids kicks open the kiddies’ segment of the festival.
Opening Glee -- Yoruba Ronu, by Crown Troupe
(11am-1pm, Hall 1)
The Festival Colloquium (I): Theme: Documenting The Governance Challenges: Africa In The Eyes Of The Other-I: Readings, Reviews, and discussions around (a) A Swamp Full Of Dollars by Michael Peel (b). Dinner With Mugabe by Heidi Holland; (c) A Continent For The Taking by Howard French,
(1pm-3pm, Hall 1)
The Festival Colloquium (II) Arrested Development: “Why Can’t ‘They’ Get It Right?: Africa In The Eyes Of The Other: Readings, Reviews, and discussions around (a) The State Of Africa by Martin Meredith, (b) Nigeria: Dancing On The Brink- by John Campbell, (c) It’s Our Turn To Eat by Michaela Wrong
How Familiar Is This Town? The City As A Key Character In the Fictional Narratives Of The Continent: Readings, Reviews, and discussions around(1) Good Morning Comrades (Luanda, Angola), by Ondjaki, (2) The Yacoubian Building (Cairo, Egypt) by Alaa Al Aswany; (3) The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives (Ibadan, Nigeria) by Lola Shoneyin; (4) Tropical Fish (Entebbe, Uganda) byDoreen Baigana; (5) Under The Brown Rusted Roofs (Ibadan, Nigeria) by Abimbola Adunni Adelakun.
SATURDAY, (November 19)
(10 am, Hall 2)
My Encounter with the Book (Kiddies’ Segment) by Austin Avuru (Petroleum Geologist and Author/Managing Director, Seplat Petroleum) -- a motivational talk to kids kicks open the kiddies’ segment of the festival.
3D & Animation; The Virtual Reality and You – a discussion to stimulate young people’s interest in the art, business and future of 3D and animation, put together by Positive Development Foundation and Dada Academy
(12noon to 1.30pm) (12noon to 2.30pm)
Town Talk1: Theme: Books as tools of The Knowledge Economy: Can a book make you rich? A top-notch panel of discussants review the role of books in the Knowledge Economy, using four books as take off points: Hot, Flat And Crowded by Tom Friedman; The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell; The Ascent Of Money by Niall Ferguson, The World Is Flat by Tom Friedman
(3pm-4pm, Hall 1)
Challenging The Present: African Authors And The Global Discourse On Governance: Readings, Reviews and Discussions around: Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working And What Can Be Done About It, by Dambissa Moyo; When Citizens Revolt: Nigerian Elites, Big Oil and The Ogoni Struggle For Self Determination by Ike Okonta.
Musical Interlude/Live Performance: Naijazz Afrocentric led by Oyin Ogungbade
Mapping The Future: Four young authors and publishers under 35, discuss the changing landscape of the publishing industry and express, in detail, their dreams/plans in contributing to the revamp.NB: Inserted in this conversation is a 25 minute presentation byToni Kan with a working title: What happened to The Pace Setter Series -- and when will the new Nigerian thriller come?
SPECIAL EVENT:DANCE Presentation from the series of Contemporary Dance Workshops directed (in October) by visiting dancers/choreographers Francois Verhunes (France) and Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa); and in November by Isabelle Schad (Germany) and Samir Akika (Algeria/Germany). Participants were drawn from Nigeria, Togo and Republic of Benin. The workshop was jointly facilitated by Goethe Institut, Institut Francais, Abuja and Alliance Francaise Lagos with collaboration of Trufesta and Danse meets Danse.
FESTIVAL BIRTHDAY PARTYCombined birthday party for: Fatai Rolling Dollar @ 85; Chukwuemeka Ike @ 80; Benson Idonije @ 75; Taiwo Ajai-Lycett @ 70; Sunmi Smart Cole @ 70; Lindsay Barret @ 70; Ebun Clark @ 70; Charly Boy @ 60; Yeni Kuti @ 50; Richard Mofe-Damijo @ 50; Joke Silva @ 50; Tunde Babawale @ 50; Femi Akintunde-Johnson @ 50; Duke Asidere 2 50; Sola Olorunyomi @ 50; Remi Raji @ 50
Bandstand: Fatai Rolling Dollar and bandPoetry/Folklore: Akeem Lasisi, Adunni Nefertiti.
SUNDAY, November 20
Arthouse Forum: Art Of The Biography: Reviews and discussions of Femi Osofisan’s J. P. Clark: A Voyage and, Adewale Pearce’s A Peculiar Tragedy: J. P. Clark and the beginning of modern Nigerian literature
Art Stampede- The Nigerian Abroad: Fictional Accounts Of The Immigrant Experience… A panel discussion on the The Phoenix, by Chika Unigwe; Some Kind Of Black, by Diran Adebayo; 26A, by Diana Evans; A Squatter’s Tale, by Ike Oguine; Her Majesty’s Visit, by Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo; The Thing Around Your Neck, by Chimamanda Adichie
Festival Play: Waiting Room by Wole Oguntokun: & the Renegade Theatre To Commemorate A Fresh Start Of Our Democracy
Screening of ADOPTED by Gundrun (being the November edition of the Monthly Film Screening of iREP Film Festival Forum & Goethe Institut, Lagos. NB: Filmmaker will be present from Germany for Q & A
MUSIC: Fatai Rolling Dollar and band Naijazz Afrocentric led by Oyin Ogungbade.
DANCE: Crown Troupe of Africa; Footprints of David P
OETRY/FOLKLORE: Adunni Nefertiti, Akeem Lasisi & Others
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