Africa Writes 2017: Programme Summary

Writing Blackness: Mostly Lit LIVE at Africa Writes

Writing Blackness: Mostly Lit LIVE at Africa Writes Sunday 2 July 15:45 – 16:45 Exploring the intersection of literature and black culture with Alex Reads, Reckless Rai and Derek W. Join the Mostly Lit team as they interrogate black characterisation…

Remembering Buchi Emecheta

  Paying tribute to the pioneering Nigerian writer with Sylvester Onwordi, Margaret Busby, Louisa Egbunike, Kadija George and Ade Solanke. Buchi Emecheta was a Nigerian author who received great acclaim for her work internationally as the author of more than…

The Issue of Fear

The Issue of Fear Saturday 1 July 16:45 – 18:00 Launch of the Jalada 05/Transition 123 collaborative issue with Sara Bruya, Tayu Neogy and Wanjeri Gakuru in conversation with Ellah Allfrey. Jalada 05 / Transition 123 was born of the…

Jalada Africa: Mobile Literary and Arts Festival

Jalada Africa: Mobile Literary and Arts Festival Saturday 1 July 13:30 – 15:00 Creating living connections between writers and readers in East Africa, with Wanjeri Gakuru, Richard Oduor Oduku (Jalada Africa) and Louise Umutoni (Huza Press). Chaired by Zaahida Nabagereka…

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles Exhibition

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles Exhibition Saturday & Sunday, The Eliot Room, British Library Knowledge Centre Over the festival weekend, you’ll have the chance to discover hidden histories and writing inspiration with a special display of ‘Exhibition in a Box’…

African Books to Inspire: Buchi Emecheta Bookclub

A bookclub discussion of your favourite Buchi Emecheta books, hosted by bookshy, Afrikult. and Afreada. Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, Zaahida Nabagereka and Nancy Adimora invite fans of Buchi Emecheta to discuss and celebrate pioneering Nigerian-British writer’s enlightening body of work. From fiction…

Meet the Publishers

Meet the Publishers Saturday 1 July 11:00 – 12:30 Are you a writer looking to be published? Do you want an insight into how editors and agents identify new talent? Then join our exciting Dragon’s-Den-style event where you’ll have a…

Archives for Writers

What stories hide amidst our archives? In what ways can archives provoke creative responses? How do we gain access to archive material? Join some of London’s leading curators for this panel discussion and gain unique insights into how to navigate their collections,…

Kanga Exhibition and Sharing

Kanga Exhibition and Sharing Saturday 1 July 15.30 – 17.00, Free Learn about history of the textile and bring your own kanga for this interactive session on proverbs in Swahili and English. In partnership with CDI and Jalada Africa. This…