The 2019 Accra International Book Festival
October 24 – 27
DREAM IT! READ IT!
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Accra International Book Festival (Accra Book Fest) announces the 2019 Annual Accra International Book Festival scheduled for October 24-27, 2019 at the University of Ghana, Legon.
ACCRA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL Brief Description
The Accra International Book Festival is the biggest celebration of literature in Africa held in Ghana’s capital, Accra. Every year, the Book Festival brings together first-class authors, scientists, politicians, poets, artists and musicians to Accra for a feast spanning four days. The event is often preceded by the Kwame Nkrumah Writers’ Workshop taught by some distinguished publicists, writers and poets from across the world.
THE ACCRA BOOK FEST 2019 ABSTRACT
The Accra International Book Festival 2019 would be held under the theme; ‘Dream it! Read it!’ and it would explore other sub-themes such as the ‘dream of African Americans’, ‘Africa for Africans’ among others. It is aimed at re-assessing whether after decades of independence, the mantra ‘Africa is rising’ should continue to be touted on domestic and international platforms.
INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS
The Accra International Book Festival (Accra Book Fest)’s call for Artists is extended to visual and installation artists, filmmakers, graphic designers, fashion designers, interventionists, musicians, makers, photographers, performance artists, thespians, poets, architects, and scholars among others. We are also accepting proposals for knowledge sharing sessions, panels and film screenings as part of the 2019 Book Festival.
NB: Please do note that the Accra International Book Festival will accept existing and new works that are in dialogue or syn with the theme for this year’s Book Festival. We encourage submissions particularly, digital art, comics, video art, graffiti art and interventions. We need thoroughly creative works.
Ghanaian-based Artists: The Accra International Book Festival is a non-profit charitable organisation established to foster a love of books, reading and writing among Ghanaians. Therefore, our support for Ghanaian-based artists is very limited. Artists are encouraged to seek external support for the production of their works at the Accra Book Fest 2019.
International Artists: The Accra International Book Festival is a non-profit charitable organisation established to foster a love of books, reading and writing among Ghanaians. Therefore, our support for Ghanaian-based artists is very limited. International artists are encouraged to seek external sources of funding in order to participate in the Accra Book Fest 2019.