Playlist – These Bones Will Rise Again

Re-posted with kind permission of The Indigo Press. Ahead of Panashe Chigumadzi‘s appearances at Africa Writes 2018 (The Making & Re-Making of Zimbabwe & African Books to Inspire), listen to the playlist she has curated to accompany the publication of These…

Africa Writes Statement on Enkare Review

Africa Writes Statement on Enkare Review: On Monday 11 June 2018 we were alerted on social media to a dispute between the Enkare Review team and their former editor Troy Onyango, which was made public following the loss of the…

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018 Re-posted from www.bookshybooks.com Our partner bookshybooks posted this great piece about covers of the featured books at Africa Writes 2018! Africa Writes – the Royal African Society’s annual…

Africa Writes 2018 Programme

Africa Writes 2018 Programme Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July British Library & Rich Mix, London Download the Programme From Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices…

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase Saturday 30 June, British Library 09:45 – 11:30 FREE Come and hear brand new poetry from emerging writers across our capital. Inspired by African literature, students from London schools participating in this year’s programme will…

Why African Literature Matters

Why African Literature Matters Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:30 FREE With Farrah Serroukh, Deirdre Osborne, JC Niala, Zaahida Nabagereka and Joanna Brown. Following the Africa Writes Young Voices showcase, we are hosting an education round-table event, to…

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:15 The award-winning books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit will host a live version of their show, featuring an in-conversation with journalist and broadcaster Afua…

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah Saturday 30 June, British Library 13:30 – 14:00 The author in conversation with Marcelle Mateki Akita. UK launch of Attah’s third novel. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, relationships, desires and struggles…

Meet the Publishers

Meet the Publishers Saturday 30 June, British Library 13:45 – 15:15 with Candice Carty-Williams, Layla Mohamed, and Sharmaine Lovegrove. Chaired by Aki Schilz (The Literary Consultancy). Have you written something amazing and are looking to be published? This pitching workshop…

Family Storytelling Workshop

Family Storytelling Workshop Saturday 30 June, British Library Knowledge Centre 14:00 – 14:45 & 15:30 – 16:15 FREE for children Join us on an adventure As we journey into Africa We will learn, draw and move Play and search for clues…