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…

Africa Writes 2019 – Call for ideas

Africa Writes 2019 LONDON – Friday 5 July – Saturday 6 July, The British Library BRISTOL – late June (final dates TBC) The Royal African Society’s annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora returns! Established in 2012,…

Africa Writes 2018 Podcast Series: Panel Discussions

The Africa Writes 2018 Podcast Series is here! Re-live the highlights of the festival on our Mixcloud to catch some of your favourite panel discussions, book launches, round-tables and workshops, and our Young Voices programme. If you missed the festival…

Africa Writes 2018: The Round-Up

Baindu Kallon & Ralitsa Chorbadzhiyska This year, Africa Writes took place at the British Library from 29 June – 1 July. The festival brought together African literature lovers, authors and performers to celebrate literature from the continent and the diaspora….

Thank you! Africa Writes 2018

Thank you for coming to Africa Writes 2018!  We had an amazing weekend and hope that you have too. Our two headline events, Saturday and Weekend Passes were completely sold out. People came from places as far flung as Germany, Senegal and…

100 Days of Cameroonian Literature

At Africa Writes 2018 we hosted a fascinating conversation between Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed of bookshybooks. Below you can find all the titles featured in the 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature social media campaign, republished with the kind…

A Guide to Africa Writes 2018 Book Fair

Africa Writes 2018 is finally here! While at the festival, be sure to head to our international book fair. The fair offers readers a large range of contemporary African literature and rare finds. You can purchase copies of the books…

Warsan Shire in Conversation Postponed to 21 January 2019

Warsan Shire in Conversation on Sunday 1 July, the headline event of Africa Writes 2018 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Warsan Shire is currently recovering from a serious health issue and will not be able to come to…

2018: The Year of the Womxn?

#Metoo, #YoTambien and #BalanceTonPorc are among the many movements last year which called attention to sexual harassment and the treatment of women in society. Drawing from this momentum, 2018 was championed as The Year of the Woman. It’s the year…