Books

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.

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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.

Story Behind STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS Book Cover

Its 9 days to the Anticipated Release of my debut book STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS.I’m sharing the story behind its book cover with you Gem.

During my routine Saturday blog hopping, Bookstagramer Uwadisreads interview of Thy Bui, a book cover designer inspired me to share the story behind about my STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS book cover.

STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS book cover is designed by Logan February (Author, In The Nude). It’s the 3rd and final book cover design. The 1st one was an🤭 amateur one by me. 2nd a promotional cover design by Lara @naijabookbae. I found a second image which was “cuter, with more white spaces”. Logan agreed with me, saying “a lot more can be done with text, while it still looks elegant”.

This final cover is elegant and beautiful. 🧡

As a reader I enjoy finding where the book title stems from in the book. I also love deciphering how a book plot and themes are captured in its cover. Usually when you buy a book. The cover, title and blurb are the only firsthand link to its story. So I was particular about the cover reflecting the layers of themes and experiences of characters.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me compliments about the #SLWFS book cover and those who’ve resurrected their Okadabooks app. Good News: You can buy and read the book on the Okadabooks website from 18th of June 2019 Gems!

PS: Most readers prefer using the app. But one reader in the poll said she reads on the website with her laptop.