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.
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".
Freedom Park, Broad Street,
Lagos Island, Nigeria.