Africa Through the Lens of Fiction and Film

Africa Through the Lens of Fiction and Film Friday 6 October, 18:00 The Cube Cinema, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD £7 / £6 concs An evening of film and discussion, with delicious Nigerian food from Agape House Cafe. …

Storytelling Workshop: The Secret of the Purple Lake

Storytelling Workshop: The Secret of the Purple Lake Saturday 7 October, 11:00 – 12:00 Conference Space, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY With author Yaba Badoe. Create your own stories and discover a world of interweaving tales: from Ghana to…

Africa Writes Pop-Up: Birmingham

Africa Writes Pop-Up: Birmingham Monday 9 October 13:00 – 17:00, Danford Room, 2nd Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT 20:00 – 21:30,  Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, B1 2ND Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest annual African literature…

Africa Writes Presents: Saraba Magazine Launch

Africa Writes Presents: Saraba Magazine Launch Monday 2 October 19:15 – 20:30, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG Speakers: Emmanuel Iduma, Irenosen Okojie, Abiola Oni, Ayòbámi Adébáyò. Chair: Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed Saraba is a literary magazine focused on the work…

Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation

Hidden Histories and Forbidden Love – Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation with Olumide Popoola Monday 9th October, 20:00, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham Africa Writes Pop-Up at the Birmingham Literature Festival Tickets: £8 / £6.40 concs / Free with a festival…

Dare to Write Library Exhibition

Dare to Write Library Exhibition 11:00 – 17:00, Saturday 7 October Conference Space at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY See the work created by Bristol school students in the Numbi Arts creative writing and zine-making workshops on the…

Africa Writes Pop-Up at Velvet Coalmine Festival

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September 2017 Paid & Free events Various venues in Blackwood, Wales Africa Writes visits Velvet Coalmine – the South Wales festival of writing, rock’n’roll & coal This year, Africa Writes is on tour! We are…

Africa Writes Pop-up – Edinburgh

Creative Industries and Publishing in Africa Africa Writes Pop-up – Edinburgh Monday 3 July 16:45-19:30 Blackwells Bookshop, 53-59 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS Guest speakers from Africa Writes 2017 will be heading up to Edinburgh for a pop up festival where they will be…

Reclaiming spaces and identities through literature

I make no secret of the fact that books were my first love. My relationship with literature was in some senses about escapism. I sought narratives which provided me an alternative to my lived experience, stories that comforted me in…

Taking Back Libraries

There are certain spaces where some people easily belong whereas others are easily overlooked and ignored. These spaces can come in many forms and one of the most dangerous things these spaces do is create divisions across race, class, gender, etc. This…