[Blackstudies-l] MBOKA FESTIVAL, THE GAMBIA 2018 - Here We Come!

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
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MBOKA FESTIVAL OF ARTS, CULTURE & SPORT
The Gambia, January 2018

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*MBOKA FESTIVAL - WANT TO KNOW MORE? *
To attend or participate please contact us on the email below for a written
response or to let us know that you would like to attend our open meeting
on

* Sunday 24 Sep (time and London venue tbc)* Book a place now as space will
be limited.

info at sablelitmag.org
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* WELCOMWWEL **Featured Article*

*WELCOME, MAX !*


*             THE HARLEM BOOK FAIR *
 The Harlem Book Fair
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founded by QBR publisher Max Rodriguez

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(An interview with Max R. explaining what it takes to put together the
largest African American Bookfair in the USA)

AFRICAN VOICES
Poetry perforrmance with The Clouds, the most dynamic group of performance
poets in The Gambia!  with other poets from the diaspora will be having
regular free events at Asset Bantaba . Show some love, show plenty of
support and find out about their next event.
for more information
info at sablelitmag.org

Patricia Foster SABLE Poet in Residence with members of The Clouds at The
anniversary event of The African Poetry Library




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* Contact:  info at culturalcompounds.org <info at culturalcompounds.org> Mboka
Festival of Arts Culture and SportContact: mbokafestival at gmail.com
<mbokafestival at gmail.com> *
* Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport *
* Contact: mbokafestival at gmail.com <mbokafestival at gmail.com> *




* Ngugi at the Amalion Publishing Book Stand  January 2017 THE 2nd MBOKA
FESTIVAL of ARTS, CULTURE AND SPORT IN THE GAMBIA  The second Mboka
Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport in The Gambia has been extended from a
10 day to a 14 day festival, and will take place from 6-20 January 2018
offering festival go-ers a 14-day festival of distinction and diversity
that celebrates Gambian cultural heritage alongside African diasporic
cultural heritage. Mboka means 'One Family' in Wolof and so We continue on
the journey of a One World, Diaspora, Pan African experience! In Jan 2017,
the festival bridged and embraced the 'new dawn' of The Gambia. We intend
to celebrate this historic time annually with the festival showcasing and
exhibiting produce from The Gambia, contributing to its creative and
cultural economy.  The 2018 Mboka Festival will be even more  exciting and
stimulating with the best of the 2017 festival and new events in 2018!  *

*THE 2008 DATES ARE*

*SATURDAY 6 JAN TO SATURDAY 20 JAN 2018*

*THE CORE DATES FOR THE *
*LITERARY FESTIVAL  and BOOKFAIR ARE*
* FRIDAY 12 JAN TO SATURDAY 20 JAN 2018*


The festival will include:
A Literary Festival, International Book Fair,  "Good Market" Food Fair, Art
Exhibition, Gambian Cultural Performances (music, singing, dancing) Oware
Tournament, Conferences for Youth and Academics, River Excursion, Responsible
Tourism Seminar, Marathon Challenge, Bike Challenge, Wrestling Matches,
Yoga and Meditation....and more....so you know you have to come!

The festival is underpinned with a 'Responsible Tourism' remit advised and
guided by award winning responsible tourism activist, Mr Adama Bah, founder
of Camp Africa.

* To see highlights from 2017 https://www.facebook.com/mbokafestival/
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<http://mbokafestival.org>  / email: info at mbokafestival.org
<info at mbokafestival.org> For more information regarding AWLF  contact
mrod at qbr.com <mrod at qbr.com>   *



* The festival is organised by Camp Africa, Global Hands and SABLE
Publications with support from our partners of the 2017 festival who remain
on board for the 2018 festival.  GAMBIA: ASSET BANTABA, GTB, NCAC UK:
ADEPT, NUMBI ARTS, YARAM ARTSUSA: HARLEM BOOK FAIR, OWWA (Organisation of
Women Writers in Africa) *
* Other Partners,  Special Guest Artists and Speakers will be announced
soon. *
For more information and regular updates visit:
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*SABLE PUBLICATIONS AND *
*THE HARLEM BOOKFAIR - *
*ORGANISERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL *
*BOOK FAIR IN THE GAMBIA*





* After 10 years, the SABLE Litfest that was launched in The Gambia in 2007
we launched as part of a fantastic new collaboration - the Mboka Festval of
Arts, Culture and Sport in The Gambia. In 2018, the LitFest programme will
incorporate workshops, panel discussions, readings, performances 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 and will be the first
international bookfair on the Harlem Book Fair circuit outside of the USA
with others planned to follow. *
Harlem Book Fair and SABLE LitMag will also be announcing a new
collaborative initiative - African World Literary Festivals (AWLF).

* ANNOUNCING A COMPETITION FOR AN EMERGING GAMBIAN WRITER! At the poetry
event on 9 Jan the 3 rd anniversary of the African Poetry Library SABLE
LitMag announced a new competition for an emerging Gambian writer. Further
details to be announced shortly.                *
For more information on the LitFest and Book Fair
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* If you are a publisher or visual artist interested in booking a bookstand
or exhibitiing your work contact  info at sablelitmag.org
<info at sablelitmag.org> for a booking form. For all other festival enquiries
contact mbokafestival at gmail.com <mbokafestival at gmail.com> *


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