Tourism Corporation partners writers for Abuja Literary Festival

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The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has endorsed the Abuja Literary Festival, an initiative of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF), slated for June 28-30, 2018 in the nation’s capital.

The endorsement was signed by Funebi Otu-Umondak on behalf of the Director-General, Mr Folorunsho Coker.

The endorsement states: “The Corporation believes that through the film screenings, drama performances and international art and photo exhibitions, the Abuja Literary Festival will be an avenue to showcase the rich tourist attractions and potentials of Nigeria thereby promoting domestic tourism in line with the Corporation’s Tour Nigeria brand.

“Furthermore, it will engage youths in the country to develop their intellectual abilities in the creative industry, which will reduce unemployment and project Nigeria positively.

“The Corporation expects that the Abuja Literary Festival will also have an invaluable impact on the Nigerian tourism sector.”

Meanwhile, Idris Amali has been confirmed for the bookrama session titled In The Spotlight.

A professor of oral literature and author of several poetry collections including Back Again at the Foothills of Greed and EFEEGA War of Ants, Amali is currently Director of Academic Planning at the Federal University Lafia.

Some others billed to be at the Festival include Jamaine Abidogun (historian and scholar), Okello Oculi (novelist, poet, and chronicler of rural African village life), Carlton Lindsay Barrett (novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist and photographer ), and Sifa Asani Gowon. They will be on panel titled Outside, Looking In.

The festival programme and complete list of panelists will soon be made available on the website, and arrangements have been concluded for the five-day drama writing workshop which will kick-start proceedings.


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