As part of “the night of reading” the Institut français du Nigéria offers to discover in a fun and festive way the richness of its in-house and digital collection, to exchange and to play around words: readings, escape games, audiobooks, debates, authors meetings…

📍 52 Libreville crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

📆 17/01 🕔 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Activities for French language learners
📆 18/01 🕔 from 9 am to 5 pm
Activities for children
📆 19/01 🕔 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Activities for adults and meeting with Nigerians Authors

The first edition of the Night of the Reading in Nigeria opens the 2019 cultural season of the Institut français du Nigéria

Between the 17th and 19th of January 2019, the Institut français du Nigéria (IFN) organised various meetings around books and reading, on the occasion of the 1st edition of the Nigerian Night of Reading.

As a means of launching its 2019 cultural season, the Institut français du Nigéria lined up a program of different activities for a wide range of audiences including schoolchildren of IFN partner schools and French language students. The public got the chance to explore the various collections and media available in the library; chat over their shared love of reading in English and French; and discuss the wealth of languages ​​and ideas as they are expressed in books.

To close the 3-day long program, on the 19th of January at the Institut français du Nigéria, the award-winning Nigerian author, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, (selected in the first round of shortlists for the 2018 Femina Prize for Foreign writers and winner of the Nigerian Prize for Literature 2016 for his book “Season of Crimson blossoms”) took part in an author meet and greet centred around his work and career.

More than 130 persons took part in all these activities.

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La première édition de la Nuit de la Lecture au Nigéria lance la saison culturelle 2019 de l’Institut français du Nigéria

L’Institut français du Nigéria a organisé du 17 au 19 janvier 2019, différents rendez-vous autour du livre et de la lecture, à l’occasion de sa 1ere Nuit de la Lecture Nigériane.

Pour ouvrir sa saison culturelle 2019, l’Institut français du Nigéria a mis en place un programme d’activités variées pour tous les publics comprenant les élèves des écoles partenaires et les étudiants de l’Institut français. Le public a ainsi pu découvrir la diversité des collections et des supports présents à la bibliothèque, et échanger autour du plaisir de lire en anglais et en français pour partager la richesse des langues et des idées.

Pour clôturer ces deux journées, l’auteur nigérian Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (sélection du Prix Femina Étranger 2018, lauréat du Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016), primé pour son roman « Season of crimson blossoms, s’est prêté au jeu d’une rencontre littéraire autour de son œuvre et de son parcours.

Plus de 130 personnes ont pris part aux diverses activités