Boycott Kaduna Book And Arts Festival Says Award-Winning Author Of Satans and Shitans

You have probably heard about the upcoming KABAF 2017 Literary Festival. If you haven’t, here’s a summary.  It is the biggest literary festival in Kaduna state. What’s more? The state governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai is flying in the most influential literary authors . There will be readings, a special creative writing workshop for women and even literary grants and awards.

But just as we were preparing to attend, many authors, home and abroad sent out warnings, urging authors to boycott the literary event. Pa Ikhidie Ikheloa sent out his warning on Medium.

Award-Winning Author Of Satans and Shitans, Obinna Udenwe gave out the same warnings too.

Below are snapshots of his warning recently published on


Interesting right? Then Obinna Udenwe further butresses his point below.


This is how he concludes his opinion piece.


Do you agree with him? Will you attend the literary festival nonetheless? And why? I look forward to reading your comments below.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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