The Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) is a three day event that aims to attract families and a public that seeks cultural entertainment. With a lot of activities to pique their interest, e.g book stands, symposiums on literature, book parties, seminars, exhibitions, drama skits, reading sessions, workshops, etc
The first edition of LABAF was held in 1999, the festival has since grown to be a world class event, occupying permanent seat in Nigeria’s cultural calender to the delight of all those interested in reviving and encouraging literacy.
This year’s theme: ‘The Terror of Knowledge’ is in line with the 20th anniversary of the death of Ken Saro Wiwa.
This year, the festival is structured to have:
*31 Books of the Festival
*1 book trek
*1 pre-festival cocktail to open the festival
*1 Publishers’ Forum
*1 Visual Art Exhibition
*1 Festival Colloquium
*1 Festival Conversation
*10 book events
*11 Children’s’ workshops
*3 workshops for teachers
*2 festival plays
*3 Music concerts / art parties (one hip-hop, one jazz, one high-life)
A total of 35 events
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