Francophonie week: Live music// cuisine// literature// surprises

Francophonie week: Live music// cuisine// literature// surprises
past over 1 year ago

Mon, Mar 20 4:00PM - Sat, Mar 25 9:00PM

Institut Français Nigéria 52 Libreville Street, off Aminu Kano Crescent, beside Mr Biggs, Wuse 2 Abuja, Nigeria

Event Details

Join us for a week of francphonie celebrations!
French cuisine, writing workshop, Jeremiah Gyang live... check the programme below:

8th – 20th March
Every evening during two weeks, a group of French speakers interested in creative writing will follow a writing workshop with Ivorian writer and translator Edwige-Renée Dro, laureate of Africa39. Each of the participants will work on his own short story, learn new techniques and develop his style.


Meeting of minds across languages – in partnership with Abuja Literary Society

Edwige-Renée Dro, together with a group of Nigerian authors will present their works and exchange on the topic of literary translation. Check our website for an update on the date and venue.


Goût de France // taste the best of French gastronomy!
From Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd March

In Abuja: Hélène's Bistrot, Zuma Grill (Transcorp Hilton), Chez Victor and Grand Square Wine & Bar Restaurant.

Every year, Goût de France/ Good France celebrates French gastronomy in various locations worldwide. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants honour the merits of French cuisine. 4 restaurants will participate in Abuja. Don’t miss these delicious experiences!


Francophonie Closing Day:
Saturday 25th March 10am - 4pm

International Food Fair, dictation in French, partner schools competition, Air France Quiz... check the programme of the day on our website !


Francophonie closing concert: JEREMIAH GYANG
Saturday 25th March, 7pm

Singer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist, native of Jos, Plateau State in Nigeria, Jeremiah began playing the Piano and Guitar before reaching the age of ten. He is credited as being responsible for bringing contemporary Hausa music to the mainstream with hits like ‘Na Ba Ka’ (I give you), a song featuring Six Foot Plus and ‘Kaunar Allah’ (God’s Love) featuring Rapper, M.I.

Join us for the last open air concert before the rainy season, and be prepared to dance!