There is no better place to gauge the change that is happening in Cameroon than the 2019 edition of the nation’s leading award for entertainment, the Canal 2’Or, says Kwoh B. Elonge.
The Asmara-Addis Literary Festival was the first of its kind between Ethiopian and Eritrean writers. The festival was held in Belgium. Find out more about the founder Sulaiman Addonia, who brought together great writers from the continent, and writers who attended the festival.
Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. This year’s keynote speaker is Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina.
The Ake Arts and Book Festival has been rated as the best literary festival on the continent. Held in Lagos this year, guests came from as far as Greece. The festival has established itself as an ideal space for Africans to discuss issues they’d otherwise not be safe to discuss elsewhere.
The Lagos International Poetry Festival will be held in Freedom Park, Lagos Island on the 31st of October to the 4th of November 2018. This year’s edition “examines the growing importance of vigilance in a post-truth era with the theme, Wide Awake.”
Nigerian author Teju Cole recently spoke about his work in a reading at Jazzhole, a bookshop in Lagos. Cole read an essay from Granta Magazine and took questions on his books Everyday Is For The Thief, Open City, Strange and Known Things: Essay, and Blind Spot.
Cameroon based publication, Bakwa Magazine launched its podcast channel BakwaCast, which focusses on art, literature, and technology. BakwaCast has been described as a conversational, intimate and introspective podcast.