Literary Festivals

A comprehensive rundown of festivals celebrating African literary excellence happening in Africa or involving African literati in diaspora. List is updated regularly.

2016 was an impactful year for Africa’s literature and a slew of festivals held across the continent. As we go into 2017, we at BM thought it wise to dishing on festivals so that we caan plan as well and hope that some of you join in on the fun. Here in no particular order are fests that will take place, ceteris paribus, in the  next twelve months from resources gleaned from the internet and BM’s sources. If we miss any,hit us up in the comments section and we will update accordingly. They are listed in no particular order viz:

Egypt – Cairo International Book Fair
Morocco: Casablanca International Book Fair

Egypt: Cairo Literary Festival
Tunisia:Tunis International Book Fair
Mauritius: The International Confluences Book Fair Mauritius
Nigeria: Nigeria International Book Fair
South Africa: Franschhoek Literary Festival, Franschhoek, South Africa
Uganda: The Writivism Festival

South Africa: South African Book Fair
Somaliland: Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF)
Somaliland: Garowe Book Fair

Somalia: Mogadishu Book Fair

Uganda: BN Poetry Festival
Kenya: Storymoja Festival
Kenya: Nairobi International Book Fair
Ghana: Storymoja Festival

Ghana: Chale Wote Festival

United Kingdom: Africa Writes

South Africa: Open Book Festival
Nigeria: Lagos International Poetry Festival

Kenya: The 2015 Kampala Writers’ Festival
Algeria: International Book Fair of Algiers, SILA
Sudan: Khartoum International Book Fair
Nigeria: Port Harcourt Literary Festival
Algeria: Salon international du livre d’Algers (SILA)
Ghana: Ghana International Book Fair
Nigeria: Lagos Arts and Book Festival
Dakar, Senegal:
Foire internationale du livre et du matériel didactique de Dakar (FILDAK) (International Book Fair of Dakar and teaching material)
Abeokuta, Nigeria: Ake Arts & Books Festival
Zimbabwe: LitFest Harare
Burkina Faso: Foire internationale du livre à Ouagadougou (International Book Fair in Ouagadougou)
Brazzaville: Salon du livre de Brazzaville (Brazzaville Book Fair)

Lesotho: Ba re e ne re literary Festival

South Africa: Abantu Book Festival

 

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