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PICTORIAL: Morocco hosts Soyinka at 28th book fair 

The Morrocan government has hosted Professor Wole Soyinka as a special guest at the 28th edition of their week-long book festival that drew literary celebrities from both within and outside the North African country. 

Soyinka, after a press conference with the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid on Friday, June 9, 2023, was on stage at Ribat Al Fath for a conversation with Ali Benmakhlouf.

The Nobel Laureate on Saturday, June 10, visited Al Qaraouiyine, a UNESCO world heritage site, one of the world’s oldest universities in the city of Fez, with all its medieval architecture, its medina and its treasure of sights and sounds.

Soyinka left Rabat on June 11 to be in Lagos for the 12 June events.

Below are images from the event as captured through the lenses of Mehimdate Mohammed:

Mr Kunle Ajibade; Louis Odion, former Information Commissioner, Edo State; Professor Wole Soyinka, Rakiya Yagboyaju, Ahmed Shuaibu-Gara Gombe, Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, Acting Nigeria’s Ambassador to Morocco (in blue cap). Photo: Mehimdate Mohammed).
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Moroccan Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid; Prof. Wole Soyinka; Mrs Latifa and another dignitary at a conference during the event (Photo credit: Mehimdate Mohammed).

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