…The Nights of Reading, Mambaah Bistro opening
Recently the Institut français du Nigeria hosted “The Nights of Reading” with the theme ‘Fear’. The event featured seven performers who read and interpreted various literary texts around the theme ‘Fear’ (poems, excerpts from books), from Nigerians authors Nnedi Okorafor and Akwaede Emezi to Edgar Allan Poe and Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga.
To promote various ways to enjoy stories around “Fear”, the French Institute also included a VR Experience with the work Gloomy Eyes, as well as a game ‘Unmaze’ for the public. Roving Heights; a partner of the event, organized a pop-up store with a carefully curated selection of books around the theme. Another partner, Imi, an original concept by the dance and creative center Heart Heartist, delivered several improvisation performances across dance, spoken words and music.
The Nights of Reading is annual event and initiative by the French Ministry of Culture to share the pleasure of reading and promote literature worldwide. Over 5000 such events have been organized in libraries and French Institutes throughout the world
Alongside the Nights of Reading, the Institut français du Nigeria also celebrated the opening of its new restaurant and café within the compound, Mambaah Bistro, the sister space of Mambaah Café in Maitama.
According to Mathilde Mathilde Lepert, Cultural Program Officer, IFN, the opening of Mambaah Bistro marks the start of more successful collaborations and events later in the year.
The Nights of Reading is annual event and initiative by the French Ministry of Culture to share the pleasure of reading and promote literature worldwide. Over 5000 such events have been organized in libraries and French Institutes throughout the world.
The Nights of Reading was organized in collaboration with Roving Heights, Mambaah Bistro, French Ministry of Culture, Imi, Hearts Heartist, Jireh Multimedia, and the Centre National du Livre also had good food, music and dance.
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