Ibom International Arts and Book Festival
We perceive the world through the lens of individual and collective experiences and we connect with our differences through storytelling and arts. Stories are reflective of multiple coexisting identities and cultural values, but more often than not, minority stories and arts remain invisible, unexplored, and unappreciated. Books and arts by traditionally and historically marginalized authors and visual artists are still missing in mainstream publishing, galleries, and museums. Ibom International Arts and Book Festival was designed to respond to the dire need of identifying, celebrating, and highlighting the literary and artistic creative works of minority writers and visual artists. Subsequently navigating North America and Africa, Ibom International Arts and Book Festival empower and sustain platforms for underrepresented marginalized writers and visual artists, through an intensive weekend of book panel sessions, book chats, and readings, arts and writing workshops, open mic evenings, curated visual arts exhibitions, performing arts and cultural shows, artists talk, documentary screening and public engagements with new productions.