All is set for the Blackish International Literary Festival, scheduled to hold on 26th and 27th of November. The Festival, according to the organisers, will accentuate and celebrate “the splendor of black heritage against the backdrop of skewed narrative of uncouth stereotypes about Africans everywhere around the globe.
‘’It evaluates matters of Afro optimism and afrofuturism. It is an ample cultural event that seeks to promote black prowess, courage, brilliance and effort to create value to better the cause of humanity; and also to stir conversations about African creatives, literati and human resources who are doing riveting exploits everywhere in the world-and also zero in on the possibilities of African economic independence from the throes of growth debilitating international policies and the abrupt interference in the affairs of African states by sinister financial organizations around the world to perpetuate the poverty and insurgency in African countries with capacities to thrive without humongous foreign debts; and also to discuss the relevance and efficacy of African political and economic organizations and to expose the shenanigans of foreign financial institutions and their attempts to impede the economic development of African countries by marcerating them in resource depleting and outrageous interest rates on foreign debts,’’ celebrated poet, Kehinde Florence Ajayi said. According to him, the issue of brain drain and dumping and other economic vice mete on Africans by international bodies will also be brought to the fore. ‘’This cultural event is an assembly of great minds to chart a path to restore the glory of Africa and also march for the equality of all races in this terra firma.’’
The guests during the event are drawn from different bloodlines of Africans around the globe to deliver a highly cerebral and sterling event. The event is a revue of literary activities. Taiwo Michael Oloyede, Michael Bosomo, Rhyme Sonny (Ghana) Abhay K (India) Deborah Morenike Yisah (UK), Seun Alele(UK) Damisa Anda (Lazywrita), Ijeoma Maryann Okpara (UK) Oreime (Mrs Nigeria ) John Akerele (UK) Anish Folorunsho (South Africa) Otor Mathew, Ifeanyi Bernard , Abimbola Alaka(UK), Vincent Adeniran, AR Razool, Titilope Laniran, Oluseyi Adigun, Jerry Everest, David Olajide, Antwon and many more. Mr Adeoye Abodunrin, the keynote speaker will be speaking on the theme: Afrofuturism, Africa volante. The event is open to the public on registration. There will be a poetry concert on the 27th of November, 2021 headlined by the ethereal Oloyede Michael Taiwo.