Africa Writes 2018: Programme

Africa Writes 2018 Podcast Series: Panel Discussions

The Africa Writes 2018 Podcast Series is here! Re-live the highlights of the festival on our Mixcloud to catch some of your favourite panel discussions, book launches, round-tables and workshops, and our Young Voices programme. If you missed the festival…

Africa Writes 2018: The Round-Up

Baindu Kallon & Ralitsa Chorbadzhiyska This year, Africa Writes took place at the British Library from 29 June – 1 July. The festival brought together African literature lovers, authors and performers to celebrate literature from the continent and the diaspora….

100 Days of Cameroonian Literature

At Africa Writes 2018 we hosted a fascinating conversation between Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed of bookshybooks. Below you can find all the titles featured in the 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature social media campaign, republished with the kind…

A Guide to Africa Writes 2018 Book Fair

Africa Writes 2018 is finally here! While at the festival, be sure to head to our international book fair. The fair offers readers a large range of contemporary African literature and rare finds. You can purchase copies of the books…

Africa Writes 2018 Programme

Africa Writes 2018 Programme Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July British Library & Rich Mix, London Download the Programme From Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices…

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase Saturday 30 June, British Library 09:45 – 11:30 FREE Come and hear brand new poetry from emerging writers across our capital. Inspired by African literature, students from London schools participating in this year’s programme will…

Why African Literature Matters

Why African Literature Matters Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:30 FREE With Farrah Serroukh, Deirdre Osborne, JC Niala, Zaahida Nabagereka and Joanna Brown. Following the Africa Writes Young Voices showcase, we are hosting an education round-table event, to…

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:15 The award-winning books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit will host a live version of their show, featuring an in-conversation with journalist and broadcaster Afua…

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah Saturday 30 June, British Library 13:30 – 14:00 The author in conversation with Marcelle Mateki Akita. UK launch of Attah’s third novel. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, relationships, desires and struggles…