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Chronicles Of Ake: A Firsthand Account From Nigeria’s Biggest Literary Festival

Brittle Paper's Ainehi Edoro shares her firsthand account from Nigeria’s largest literary event, the Ake Arts and Book Festival.

Last month, Nigerian and international writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, academics, authors and some of the world's greatest thinkers alike converged in Abeokuta, the largest city and capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, for the third edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival. Opening November 19, the festival featured a five-day program of cultural, artistic and literary events with the likes of Chris Abani, Mona Eltahawy, Nnedi Okorafor and Taiye Selasi.

Ainehi Edoro, founder and editor behind the African literary blog Brittle Paper, was invited to attend and participate in this year's festival. Below, Edoro shares her firsthand account from Nigeria's largest literary festival.

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