Africa Writes 2014: Programme Summary

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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 comments on this idea of ‘the fragmentation of knowledge.’ He highlights three aspects of the context and nature of this fragmentation:…

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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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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

Join us for a series of semi-formal candid conversations on all things ‘feminist.’ In the run up to the annual literature and book festival, Africa Writes 2016, The Royal African Society have invited Henry Brefo and Yovanka Perdigao to discuss…

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Writing Africa: 50 years

Sunday 3rd July 2016 14:00 – 16:30 FREE – Advanced booking required (email afrikultinfo@gmail.com)  The workshop marks the 50th anniversary of Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino, Grace Ogot’s Promised Land and Flora Nwapa’s Efuru. Through an engaging series of practical…

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The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

The Immigrant Sunday 3 July 17.30-19.30 £8 /£6/ £5 The Immigrant is a provocative play that explores what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the world. Set in 2116, Oliver, a Brit seeking…

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On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in conversation Saturday 2 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 The internationally renowned writer, novelist, psychiatrist and fighter for women’s rights was born in 1931, in a village outside Cairo, and wrote…

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Africa Writes 2016: Programme Summary

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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Caine Prize 2016: Shortlist announced!

On Monday 4 July 2016, the day after the UK’s biggest African literature festival – Africa Writes, The Caine Prize for African Writing will announce its winner at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK. Every year a panel of judges…