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Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019: Part 1-Introduction

Welcome to September Gem!

🥁 *drumroll* 🥁

Let the countdown to the 3rd Edition of Kaduna Book and Arts Festival holding from 11th-14th September 2019 begin. You are cordially invited to enjoy a festival of arts, books, music, conversations at Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation, Kaduna.

Watch the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufia, highlight reasons why you should attend Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019 here.

Follow #kabafest19 on Instagram and Twitter to know more!

I am a collaborating Literary Blogger promoting #kabafest19. I’m thrilled to be part of the festival’s hype squad.

Meet Kabafest19 Guests here!

Later in the week, I’ll be sharing tips to help you attend a literary festival.

If you’d love to live through me at Kabafest19, follow me on Instagram and Twitter!

Don’t forget to save the dates!

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Books and Blogs Shoutout!

Today I remembered the experience of reading this magnificent book last month and meeting Ayodele Olofintuade at ALitFest19. Indescribable experiences! I’ll keep adding notes to my draft. Expect my Lakiriboto Chronicles review after my exams upper week.
PS: the autograph is an inside joke I might share insight to in my review.


BLOGS SHOUTOUT!

Saturdays are for blog hopping! Blog Hopping involves me visiting blogs, reading and shoutout their content!

Image Source: tajmaosworld.wordpress.com

Find out Tajmao’s 6 Ways of Choosing Books to Travel With! Which I endorse because I’ve used four tips. My favourite tip is to pick one pocket sized book to pull out a handbag/backpack to read any spare time.

I enjoyed Beauty and Books upbeat review of ‘The Extra by Megan Walker and Janci Patterson‘ that got me reminiscing about My Mum’s Breakup Poison Float.

The Posion Float is a mix of rich chocolate icecream and spread, and Baileys. My mum would mix it up for me to eat after a break up. I get to eat each spoon and say what lesson/experience I’m grateful for, my negative contributions in the relationships and cry about the hurtful things then sleep. It was always therapuetic. It turns out Gabby Mays, the heroine believes her Breakup Icecream Tub fixes everything.

Enjoy the rest of today Gem!

My Book Date at Keke Kafe, AUN Yola.

I enjoy going on food dates alone with my books. See where I visited this time!

Sunday evening I visited Keke Kafe at the American University of Nigeria, Club House in Yola, Adamawa.

I was pleasantly surprised with the artistic beauty of the Keke Kafe.

American University of Nigeria Club House

I needed a different space to study. So I pack up my Criminal Litigation textbook, study and draft book and took a walk to the Clubhouse which is opposite my Law School campus. I was pleasantly surprised with the artistic beauty of the Keke Kafe.
Its decor was reminiscent of Lagos. But then yellow kekes(tricycles) are the largest means of public transport in Yola.

I ate delicious (but dry) rich, chocolate cake at Keke Kafe. My Chalet mate recommended the cake. They also sell coffee and other pastries. I ate pizza and studied Charges afterwards by the poolside.

I’d postponed going to go eat pizza at AUN since I arrived at Yola. I’m at this phase where I’m comfortable knowing I met my saving goals for an experience or thing and then not doing or getting it. Who else has experienced this?

I swung first at the children swing set.


Thanks for reading Gem! I do hope you find time to visit a cafe or restaurant alone with your current read in an artistic and chill ambience and relax.