African Tales in Lagos, Nigeria


Wole-Soyinka_490.jpgMoleskine dedicates a special edition notebook to the Lagos Black Heritage Festival, directed by literature Nobelist Wole Soyinka. The setting is Lagos, 11 million inhabitants, the heart of Nigeria and Africa's largest and most modern metropolis. The event comprises a multidisciplinary exploration of the African diaspora through theatre, masquerades, visual arts, music, symposia, poetry slams, and films.

This year the Festival will be held at Freedom Pÿk, the former Broad Street Prison, a notorious symbol of slavery and oppression, now converted into a space open to the public.

In homage to the Festival, Moleskine has created a special edition which will be given as a gift to the artists and guests in Lagos, including the poets of the "Coffee-Table Collection", Nigerian filmmakers whose works will be shown, and exhibiting photographers.

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Each year the Festival focuses on a specific region of the world. The choice this year is the Mediterranean, and Italy in particular, with a series titled "Black Mediterranean: Afro-Italian Narratives". Among the eminent writers and international scholars who will be present are Nuruddin Farah, Ubax Cristina Ali-Farah, Claudio Gorlier, professor emeritus at the University of Turin, and Armando Pajalich, poet and professor at the University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".

Lagos Black Heritage Festival
April 2-9
Freedom Park, Broad Street,
Lagos Island, Nigeria.




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