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LABAF: Kate Henshaw To Talk About The Book In My Life



Top actress Kate Henshaw will be taking the stage at the Lagos Book and Art Festival, on Friday, November 9, to talk about her life’s journey with The Book.

She will be effectively declaring open a core segment of the Festival: the Kiddies’ programme, featuring 300 students from over seven secondary schools.
The Book in My Life is an open air, TedEx kind of talk, in which a celebrity known to be both jovial and cerebral, addresses a gathering of young Nigerians on what Books have done to her life.

Over the 20 editions of LABAF, this major Kiddies’ segment has featured such distinguished Nigerians as Pat Utomi, professor of the social environment of business at the Pan African University; Femi Osofisan, the country’s top playwright and professor of Theatre Arts; the irreverent Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah; Nollywood veterans Richard Mofe Damijo and Joke Silva and the path breaking comedian Ali Baba, among several others.

“In The Book in My Life, the speaker talks about how books have shaped their lives and helped them to be what they have become”, offers Jahman Anikulapo, programme chair of the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) and director of the Festival. “The event was created to mentor children about the values of literacy”.

Anikulapo says that Ms. Henshaw, who has starred in over 50 movies in the last 25 years, and has also published a book, The World Of An Actress: My Story, accepted the invitation of role modelling the young participants at LABAF this year without hesitation. “She says she looks forward to a great time with the children”.

Date and venue are 9am on November 9, 2018 at Freedom Park on Lagos Island.
The entire LABAF 2018 runs from November 5 to 11, 2018: as a comprehensive seven-day cultural picnic including readings sessions, conversations around books, art and craft displays, kiddies’ art workshops, book exhibitions, live music and dance. There are Publisher’s Forum, Writers’ workshops and Book Treks. 

Overall, it is a carnivalesque atmosphere created to make books look cool.


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