As part of the JANUARY 14 WORLDWIDE READING FOR ASHRAF FAYADH Declared Recently, And As Coordinated By Ulrich Schreiber, Festival Director, Berlin International Literature Festival, Nigerian artists will be staging a solidarity event for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh.
Ashraf, 35, has been active in the art scene in Saudi Arabia and has organized and curated exhibitions of Saudi art in Europe and Saudi Arabia. A key member of the British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, he was originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes by the general court in Abha, a city in the south-west of the ultraconservative kingdom, in May 2014. But after his appeal was dismissed he was retried recently, and a new panel of judges ruled that his repentance did not prevent his execution.
Special guests at the event will be Wole Soyinka, Kunle Ajibade, Ogaga Ifowodo & other eminent artists.
Events: READING, PERFORMANCES, CONVERSATION(s)
Date: THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
Venue: Freedom Park (Old Colonial Prison Ground), 1 Hospital Road (by Broad Street) Lagos