24 October 2016
PRESS RELEASE……PRESS RELEASE……PRESS RELEASE
SABLE LITFEST RE-LAUNCHES WITH HONOURED KENYAN WRITER
AT THE MBOKA FESTIVAL, THE GAMBIA
After 10years the SABLE Literary Festival makes a powerful comeback headlined by the exceptional and revered writer, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. The relaunch takes place as part of a fantastic new collaboration, the Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport in The Gambia. The Mboka Festival takes place between 7-17 January 2017 with partners, Global Hands and Camp Africa.
Mboka means ‘One Family’ in Wolof and Sable LitFest is proud to be a co-founder of this remarkable new festival. Mboka has brought together like-minded people to join hands to produce a 10-day festival of distinction and diversity that celebrates Gambian cultural heritage alongside African diasporic cultural heritage. Each founder has selected a charitable cause that will be supported from funds raised within the festival. The cause that SABLE LitMag supports is Roots Pre-School in Sambuyang village where the Alkalo has declared that he wants the village to be 100% literate in the next two generations. A book that features a translated short story by Ngũgĩ , 'The Upright Revolution' will be launched at the festival. All profits to go to Roots Pre-School. His visit will include a reading from Ngũgĩ and a performance of his play, ‘The Black Hermit’ at Ebunjan Theatre.
The international literary festival will be programmed by SABLE LITMAG, incorporating local and international authors published as well as the vibrant performance poetry scene of young poets in The Gambia. The programme will incorporate workshops, panel discussions, readings and launches of new books.
The international bookfair will be co-ordinated by the experienced team of the Harlem Book Fair based in New York. The SABLE/Harlem Book Fair has already attracted African publishers based in the US and UK and will be the first international bookfair on the Harlem Book Fair circuit with others planned to follow.
For more information and booking form :http://www.sablelitmag.org/kadijasesay/ideas-africa/
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