9 Books Critiquing African Masculinity

On Sunday 7 July at Africa Writes 2019, we hosted our popular flagship panel African Books to Inspire with a special focus on masculinity featuring Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Peter Kimani, Sulaiman Addonia and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. This panel examined the construction of…

AFRICA WRITES 2019: THE ROUND-UP

AFRICA WRITES 2019 FESTIVAL ROUND UP From Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July, Africa Writes 2019 brought lovers of African literature to the British Library for a fantastic literary festival! It was a busy summer weekend for London, as…

Africa Writes Young Voices

Africa Writes: Young Voices, our innovative creative writing workshop programme for schools, continues to spotlight the best writing from Africa and the diaspora for young audiences, whilst developing their creative voices. Since 2017, the talented poets and facilitators from the…

Africa Writes 2019: Young Adults Giveaway!

Win Saturday Day passes to Africa Writes 2019! Join us for a day of exploring, creating and interrogating what it means to be a young Black person in Britain today! On Saturday 6 July, Africa Writes 2019 present a carefully…

Finding My Way Back Home – The Power of Folktales

Finding My Way Back Home – The Power of Folktales Maïmouna Jallow Mze Jomo Kenyatta was facing Mount Kenya when he had his epiphany. Some 500 kilometers southeastwards, I was facing the Indian Ocean when I had mine, and it…

Free events at Africa Writes Bristol 2019!

FREE events at Africa Writes Bristol 2019! Saturday 29 June, Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH   Africa Writes Bristol presents a whole day of free events at the Malcolm X Community Centre Centre. As part…

Africa Writes 2019 Programme

Africa Writes 2019 Programme Friday 5 July – Sunday 7 July The British Library From Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and…

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase Friday 5 July, 14:00 – 16:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium FREE With student poets and workshop facilitators. We are delighted to welcome all our participating students to open the Africa Writes festival with…