KABAFEST 2018 opens tomorrow

Writers, publishers and book lovers will gather in Kaduna from tomorrow for the second edition of the  Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST) scheduled to end on 8th September, 2018.  

The Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST) is a four-day Book and Arts focused festival which features booklogues, panel discussions, poetry performance and readings, stage play, Art fair, film screenings, and workshops.

The festival holds at Silversands Hotel, Unguwar Sarki in the heart of Kaduna town, Kaduna State. It shall have Nigerian and international writers and thinkers in attendance including Mukoma Wa Ngugi the son of Kenyan renowned writer, Ngugi Wa Thiongo, Vamba Sherif from Liberia, Professor Zainab Alkali of Nigeria among others.

The 2018 edition will feature many guests, comprising writers, poets, actors, musicians, artists and filmmakers. With stimulating panel discussions on a wide range of important issues with seasoned poets from all over Nigeria, organizers assured that the event would be fun, thought provoking and enriching.

The KABAFEST aims to change the way the world sees Northern Nigeria, boost access to literacy and reading, reignite a passion for arts and culture in the state and to create more safe spaces where cultural and literary enthusiasts can gather to dialogue about books, culture and ideas.