Africa Writes 2014: Programme Summary

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Africa Writes 2017 – Save the Date

Africa Writes is back! Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 Brought to you by The Royal African Society Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and…

Africa Writes joins the Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival

Africa Writes joins the Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival Date & Time: 3rd – 31st March 2017 Venues: 5 countries and 12 towns: Kenya (Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa), Uganda (Kampala, Kabale), DRC (Goma), Rwanda (Kigali) and Tanzania (Mwanza, Arusha, Dar…

Africa Writes 2016: The Round-Up

Written by Kelechi Iwumene Africa Writes 2016: A whirlwind weekend for African literature that celebrated the festival’s fifth year at The British Library, 1-3 July.  From  Bisi Alimi’s drag alter ego, to the fiery wisdom of Nawal El Saadawi, to…

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…

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…

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…

The British Library is for YOU

The British Library is for YOU Sunday 3 July 14:00-15:00 FREE Bronte/ Bâ Room B, Drop -in With Dr Marion Wallace, Lead Curator, African Collections, British Library The British Library has extensive collections on Africa – published in Africa and all…

African Books to Inspire – Book Swap

African Books to Inspire Book Swap Sunday 3 July 13:30-14:00 FREE Eliot/ Ogot Room After African Books to Inspire, you’ll have a chance to discover something new… Join Akala for the book swap! Choose a passage to read from your favourite title,…

Education Programme 2016

At Africa Writes we are excited about developing our offer to schools and inspiring the writers of the future. Inspiring young writers This year Africa Writes invites budding writers in secondary schools to take part in exciting and inspiring creative…

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…