Meet the headliners – Africa Writes 2019

Africa Writes is back this summer with an exciting programme showcasing the best new writing from the continent and the diaspora, Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July at the British Library. As well as a vibrant day time programme…

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen Sunday 7 July, 15:30 – 18:30 £20 / £18 / £15 / £12 for RAS Members A double-bill of mythic Igbo traditions including a staged reading and a conversation with Chigozie Obioma   Man…

New Daughters of Africa

New Daughters of Africa Saturday 6 July, 19:00 – 20:30 £15 / £12 / £10 / £9 for RAS Members Celebrating Black women’s writing in a landmark anthology Twenty-five years after Margaret Busby’s landmark anthology Daughters of Africa, this new companion volume…

Our Bodies Speak Poetry

Our Bodies Speak Poetry Friday 5 July, 19:00 – 20:30 £12 / £8 / £7.20 for RAS Members An evening of intergenerational poetry and story-telling exploring the body as a site of power, possibilities and resistance.  What does the body mean…

Africa Writes 2019 – Save the Date

Africa Writes 2019 Brought to you by the Royal African Society Friday 5th July – Sunday 7th July 2019 British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating…

Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol

Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol Saturday 29th June – Thursday 4th July Save the dates for a series of book launches, panels, performances and workshops celebrating contemporary literature from Africa, the South West and the diaspora. The programme will include…

Intern Vacancy

Would you like to join our team? We are currently recruiting for an Africa Writes Festival Intern. Please note that this position is only open to current students or graduates of SOAS, University of London, through the Santander Universities Internship…

Africa Writes Young Voices 2018

Africa Writes: Young Voices 2018 2018 is the second year of our Africa Writes: Young Voices education programme, which seeks to open up the wonderful world of African and diaspora literature to young people in schools and inspire them to…