Broadening the Gaze: African & Diaspora Travel Writing

Broadening the Gaze: African & Diaspora Travel Writing in the 21st Century Saturday 12 July, 15:30 – 16:30 BL Conference Centre, FREE Panel discussion featuring Noo Saro-Wiwa, author of Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria; Justin Edwards, co-editor of Other Routes:…

KINTU by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

KINTU by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Saturday 12 July, 13:30 – 14:15 BL Conference Centre, FREE Book launch of Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s KINTU, winner of the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Project. Chaired by Kate Haines, Associate Editor of Kwani Trust. In 1754,…

Foreign Gods, inc by Okey Ndibe

Foreign Gods, inc by Okey Ndibe Sunday 13 July, 13:00 – 13:45 BL Conference Centre, FREE Book launch of Okey Ndibe’s critically acclaimed novel, Foreign Gods, inc. Chaired by Richard Dowden, director of The Royal African Society. Foreign Gods, Inc. tells…

Beyond the Novel: Developing Contemporary African Writing

Beyond the Novel: Developing Contemporary African Writing Saturday 12 July, 12:15 – 13:15 BL Conference Centre, FREE Panel discussion featuring Bibi Bakare, co-founder and publishing director of Cassava Republic Press; Billy Kahora, writer and managing editor of Kwani?; Ivor W….

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice: Book Now

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice Friday 11 July, 18:30 – 20:00 BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5 With Young Poet Laureate for London Warsan Shire, Belinda Zhawi, Ribka Sibhatu and Chinwe Azubuike. Introduced and moderated by Jessica Horn, feminist writer…

100 Years of The Mugu

One Hundred Years of The Mugu Saturday 12 July, 14:30 – 15:15 BL Conference Centre, FREE Book launch and discussion around Chuma Nwokolo’s How to Spell Naija and The Final Testament of a Minor God, marking the centenary of Nigeria’s…

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice  Friday 11 July, 18:30 – 20:00 BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5 BUY TICKETS With Young Poet Laureate for London Warsan Shire, Belinda Zhawi, Ribka Sibhatu and Chinwe Azubuike. Introduced and moderated by Jessica Horn,…

An Audience with Ama Ata Aidoo

An Audience with Ama Ata Aidoo Saturday 12 July, 18:30 – 20:00 BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5 BUY TICKETS HEADLINE EVENT: Ghana’s leading literary figure, Ama Ata Aidoo, in conversation with Wangui wa Goro, translator and critic. Ama…

Imagining Future Africa: Sci Fi, Innovation & Technology

Imagining Future Africa: Sci Fi, Innovation & Technology Sunday 13 July, 16:30 – 17:30 BL Conference Centre, FREE Panel discussion with Ivor W. Hartmann, writer, editor, publisher and visual artist; Tade Thompson, writer, psychiatrist and clinical director for Adult Mental…