Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway!

Because we are the gift that keeps on giving, find out how you can win a festival weekend pass for Africa Writes 2018 and £50 worth of books. We bring you Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway! Our festival giveaway features: One…

Africa Writes x COAT Competition!

We’re offering two lucky winners an exclusive goody bag and free ticket to watch COAT by Yomi Ṣode at Africa Writes 2018! What’s in the goody bag? Here’s the list of goodies to snack on; A signed copy of COAT play…

African Publishing houses to keep your eyes on

Published 13 June 2018 African publishing houses, like anywhere in the world, vary between physical and digital, ones that focus on fiction or non-fiction, adult or children’s literature. What is important to them, however, is their individual mission and the…

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…