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About Africa Writes
Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Every year we showcase established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities. Our previous headline speakers have been Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ngugi wa Thiong’o with son Mukoma wa Ngugi, Wole Soyinka, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ben Okri and Nawal El Saadawi.

About the RAS
The Royal African Society is Britain’s prime Africa organisation with more than a century of in-depth knowledge and experience of the continent and its peoples. We foster a better understanding of Africa in the UK and throughout the world, exploring the continent’s history, politics, culture, problems and potential. We disseminate knowledge and insight to make a positive difference to Africa’s development and celebrate the diversity and depth of African culture.

About our Partners
Africa Writes 2015 is organised by The Royal African Society in partnership with a host of other organisations and individuals including African Reading Group (ARG!), Afrikult., Arts Council England, Black Reading Group, Bookshy Blogger, British Museum, Brunel University African Poetry Prize, The Caine Prize, Centre of African Studies at The University of London, Commonwealth Writers, Grange Hotels, Granta, Hay Festival, Jacaranda, Journal of African Cultural Studies, Miles Morland Foundation, SIDENSI, The Literary Consultancy, TedxEuston and our main partner, The British Library.

Africa in Words
Africa Reading Group
Afrikult
All Party Parliamentary Group
Bahati Books
Barbican Centre
Black Applause
Black Book Swap
Book Shy
Caine Prize
Cassava Republic
Centre of African Studies
Commonwealth Horizontal
Counterpoints Arts
English Pen
I am Mariam
Kwani Trust
Morton Hotel
Nairobi African Markets Online Magazine
Pelican Post
Refugee Week
Renaissance One
Royal Society of Literature
Sidensi
The Literary Consultancy
Tilt
Top Radio 90.9
TRUE Africa
Writivism
ZED Books


About the British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website – www.bl.uk – every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages.

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