Reimagining the Gods

Reimagining the Gods Saturday 6 July, 15:30 – 16:45 British Library Knowledge Centre, Bronte Room With Inua Ellams, Sitawa Namwalie and Dr. Louisa Egbunike & Dr. Marion Wallace. An interactive discussion on ancient African deities in contemporary spoken, written and…

Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Saturday 6 July, 16:15 – 16:45 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium Book launch with the author chaired by Zaahida Mariam Nabagereka. Launch of dazzling collection on belonging & identity between Manchester and Kampala…

Angolan Literature 101

Angolan Literature 101 Saturday 6 July, 16:15 – 17:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Eliot Room With Kalaf Epalanga & Yovanka Paquete Perdigao. Curious about African Lusophone literature? Join us to uncover a wealth of stories from Angolan writers. Following the…

2019 Caine Prize Conversation

2019 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 6 July, 17:00 – 18:15 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium With Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria), Meron Hadero (Ethiopia), Cherrie Kandie (Kenya), Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti (Cameroon), Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor (Nigeria). Chaired by Prof. Fareda Banda….

New Daughters of Africa

New Daughters of Africa Saturday 6 July, 19:00 – 20:30 £15 / £12 / £10 / £9 for RAS Members Celebrating Black women’s writing in a landmark anthology Twenty-five years after Margaret Busby’s landmark anthology Daughters of Africa, this new companion volume…

Love & Sickle Cell in Stay With Me

Love & Sickle Cell in Stay With Me Sunday 7 July, 11:00 – 11:45 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium The author in conversation with award winning author Chibundu Onuzo. Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ discusses love, desire and the devastating consequences of…

Literary Innovation in East Africa

Literary Innovation in East Africa Sunday 7 July, 11:15 – 12:15 British Library Knowledge Centre, Bronte Room With Sitawa Namwalie, Huza Press, Stoymoja, Writivism & others. Chaired by Caitlin Pearson. In this session, we showcase some of the most exciting…

Interrogating the Text: Workshop for Book Reviewers and Critics

Interrogating the Text: Workshop for Book Reviewers and Critics Sunday 7 July, 11:00 – 12:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Eliot Room With Sarah Ozo-Irabor and Niki Igbaroola. What constitutes a ‘good’ and ‘objective’ review? In this interactive workshop, we will…

German Calendar No December by Sylvia Ofili

German Calendar No December by Sylvia Ofili Sunday 7 July, 12:00 – 12:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium Book launch with the author chaired by Olumide Popoola. Exploring mixed identity and migration with humanity and humour, we present the…

Not My Time To Die by Yolande Mukagasana

Not My Time To Die by Yolande Mukagasana Sunday 7 July, 12:30 – 13:00 British Library Knowledge Centre, Bronte Room Book launch with the author and translator Dr. Zoe Norridge. Chaired by Véronique Tadjo. Yolande Mukagasana’s moving memoir is one…