Africa Writes 2014: Programme Summary

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A Brief History of Africa Writes

A Brief History of Africa Writes – by Sheila Ruiz, Head of Programmes, Partnerships & Operations at The Royal African Society  The idea was simple – to offer an annual platform to showcase established and emerging literary talent from across Africa…

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A Child’s Eye View of Corruption

A Child’s Eye View of Corruption[1] A review of Robtel Neajai Pailey’s Gbagba by Daniel Agbiboa Corruption has become the real stuff of public discourse and everyday practice in many African societies, implicating both citizens and subjects, both public and private…

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The F Word: Control over the female body.

Continued from The F Word (Episode 2): Harassment and #killallmen  K: You said something very interesting Henry. You talked about men asserting their power over women to affirm their masculinity- and the idea that women don’t have control over their…

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The fragmentation of knowledge

In an acceptance speech published in the American Society for Information, Science and Technology (Feburary/ March 2001) Professor Emeritus Donald R. Swanson comments on this idea of ‘the fragmentation of knowledge.’ He highlights three aspects of the context and nature of…

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Africa’s Brain Drain

In a September open letter in Le Monde, the heads of 10 successful French start-ups pleaded with Silicon Valley expatriates to come back to a revived Paris full of new opportunities. In 2016, the European Union launched a seven million euros education program…

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Writers Behaving Badly

Friday 1 July 13:30 – 15:30 Bronte/ Bâ Room A A creative writing workshop (focusing primarily on poetry) that will encourage you to examine and challenge perceived norms, and provide support in engaging with themes and experiences that people often…

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Africa Writes 2016: Ticketed Events

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th year, Africa Writes 2016 will bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and exciting three days! Every year we showcase established and…

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Swipe left for Africa

Mobile phones have been slowly transforming society within African countries. Many Africans look to their mobile to provide services that their local area may fail to provide. Banking, health, and farming apps have contributed to help manage and improve the…

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The F Word: Harassment and #killallmen

Continued from The F Word (Episode 1): An Introduction K: Let me read some vital statistics to you about harassment of women. I’ve been reading this book and it has literally opened my eyes to a world that I was…

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Safe House: Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa

Safe House – Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa The Frontline Club, London, W2 1QJ Tuesday 31 May 2016, 19:00, £12.50/ £10  *** Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. On behalf of all the organisers, our apologies. All those who…