Ben Okri: Lines in Potentis

In 2006, visual artists Yeast Culture created an animated journey through Ben Okri’s words for this visual expression of his poem. Perhaps he will give us a live reading at Africa Writes too.

What are you reading? #Africawrites

So what are you reading right now? Is it African literature? If the answer is yes then join our conversation on Twitter! In the run up to Africa Writes we are keen to know who is the middle of, just…

About The Caine Prize

The Caine Prize for African Writing is named in memory of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc. Sir Caine was Chairman of Africa ’95 and Chairman of the Booker Prize management committee for almost 25 years….

Africa in Translation: Poetry in (e)motion

Africa in Translation: Poetry in (e)motion   Friday 11 July, 10:00 – 13:00 BL Conference Centre, FREE A three-panel symposium with critics and translators Wangui wa Goro, André Naffis-Sahely, Vusi Mchunu, Hany Rashwan, Dele Meiji Fatunla and award-winning poets Gabriel Okoundji…

Introducing ‘West Africa: Cultures of the Word’

Introducing ‘West Africa: Cultures of the Word’ Saturday 12 July, 11.00 – 11.50 BL Conference Centre, FREE Dr Marion Wallace, Curator of African Collections at the British Library, introduces the upcoming 2015 exhibition, ‘West Africa: Cultures of the Word’. Limited…

Meet the 2014 Caine Prize Authors

Meet the 2014 Caine Prize Authors Saturday 12 July, 16:45 – 18:00 BL Conference Centre, FREE With Diane Awerbuck (South Africa), Efemia Chela (Ghana/Zambia), Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe), Billy Kahora (Kenya), Okwiri Oduor (Kenya). Moderated by Tricia Wombell, editor of Black Book…

The Caine Prize 2014 Conversation

The Caine Prize 2014 Conversation Friday 11 July, 15:00 – 17:00 BL Conference Centre, FREE With Diane Awerbuck (South Africa), Efemia Chela (Ghana/Zambia), Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe), Billy Kahora (Kenya), Okwiri Oduor (Kenya). Chaired by Delia Jarrett-Mcauley, award-winning writer and judge…