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Hey Gem, I hope you stack up joyful experiences this week.

Lagos Bound

Bookie Life Update!

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I’m back in Lagos! As the plane glided towards MMA2 Lagos looked like an architect model of buildings and green but with moving, tiny toy-like vehicles and double parking!

Immediately I arrived I visited Ouida House to pick up a book I’d paid for, How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes by Ashley Lister. ‘Read books on writing’, Oyinkan Brathwaite, author of My Sister, The Serial Killer advised while sharing insights on getting published at her booklogue at the festival.

KabaFest

My #KabaFest19 content media job was time consuming, fun and educative. Kabafest trended No.1 on Twitter and No.53 in Nigeria. We’re still getting shout-outs for an immerse virtual experience. It was wonderful working with the team, crew and guests.

I spent an extra week in Kaduna with family, friends and my muse. Being extremely busy documenting the festival, I didn’t have time to do blog updates. Thanks to everyone who followed me and Kaduna Book and Arts Festival on Twitter and Instagram and was immersed in the illuminating experience. If you’d like to experience more watch the live streams here..

Welcome to the new week Gem!

KADUNA BOOK AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2019: PART 2- THINGS TO NOTE

The Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (Kabafest) is a four-day programme of Arts and book-focused events which will include ‘booklogues’, workshops, performances, an art exhibition, a film screening and panel discussions with Nigerian and international writers and thinkers.

What to Expect?

The third edition from 11-14 September, 2019, features up to 70 guests comprising writers, poets, actors, musicians, artists and filmmakers. With booklogues and stimulating panel discussions on a wide range of important issues, discussions will be fun, thought-provoking and enriching.

Food-lovers will be able to enjoy our food tasting events which will feature flavours from outside Nigeria and an opportunity to enjoy an array of Northern Nigerian desserts.

..culled from kabafest.org

Venue
The Kaduna Book and Arts Festival will take place at the beautiful premises of the Silversand Hotel which is located at Nos 19, Katuru Road, Off Isa Kaita/Rabah Road, Unguwar Sarki, Kaduna – Nigeria.

Registration

Registration for Kaduna Book and Arts Festival costs N1000. Every registered individual will receive:

  • a Kabafest Bag
  • a Kabafest Guide
  • a Kabafest ID card and Lanyard

Register here Gem.

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Images source: Kabafest.org

Visit official website kabafest.org for more info.

BOOKS AS LEGACIES

“Legacy refers to any personal, movable gift in a will.”

I’m revising Wills today. Getting to types of legacies got me thinking. As bibliophiles we spend our time reading and acquiring books.

Books are gateway to adventure. Who gets our legacy of books when we die? Think About it.

📗Will you give certain books as specific legacies to some people.

📚Will your books be general legacies donated to charities that cater to educational needs.

📕Or will you have an auction of limited/signed/first print editions to the public?

📚Or will you prefer to be cremated with your favourite pages or whole books?

📒Or will you have your library made a segment at your local library which will be paid from your Will to house that segment?

Comment below if you will do any or all of these or something else. I’d love to know.