THE NIGERIAN SATIRE FESTIVAL: DRAMA. ROAST. DIALOGUE.

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The Nigerian Satire Festival is one of the avenues through which The Arts & Civics Table aims to pursue its objectives of “improving the quality of civic engagement between citizens and government”.

Satirical art has moved many societies to action on social-cultural and political matters. It is often a celebration of civil liberties and press freedom, and a means of portraying human behavioural deficiencies and resulting social issues in a manner that exposes the absurd or ridiculous through the use of sarcasm, irony, wit and humour.

THE NIGERIAN SATIRE FESTIVAL: DRAMA. ROAST. DIALOGUE. - Brand Spur

The Nigerian Satire Festival 2017 is scheduled to hold on the United Nation’s International Day of Tolerance, November 16 & 17, at the ballroom of Sheraton, Ladi Kwali, Abuja. It would be the first of an annual event to promote satire as a tool for dialog and social commentary. Over the two days, participants – citizens and government – will dialog and highlight serious issues without offending sensibilities.

The theme for this year’s event is Satire: Society’s Mirror.