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…

Translating Comic Strips from North Africa

Translating Comic Strips from North Africa Sunday 7 July, 13:00 – 14:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Eliot Room With Nariman Youssef and Sawad Hussain. A beginner’s introduction to the art of translation where you will learn the process of transforming comic…

Everything You Have Told Me Is True by Mary Harper

Everything You Have Told Me Is True by Mary Harper Sunday 7 July, 12:45 – 13:15 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium Book launch with the author chaired by Dr. Idil Osman. BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper presents an intimate…

The Reading Salon

The Reading Salon Sunday 7 July,  13:15 – 14:15 British Library Knowledge Centre, Bronte Room With Michael Donkor, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Sumayya Lee & others. Discover an imaginative space of writers reading from their work. Come, sit and listen to the…

African Books to Inspire: Makings of Masculinity

African Books to Inspire: Makings of Masculinity Sunday 7 July, 13:30 – 14:45 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium With Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Sulaiman Addonia and Peter Kimani. Chaired by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. Join us for an afternoon of books and inspiration…

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen Sunday 7 July, 15:30 – 18:30 £20 / £18 / £15 / £12 for RAS Members A double-bill of mythic Igbo traditions including a staged reading and a conversation with Chigozie Obioma Man Booker…

Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol

Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol Friday 28th June – Thursday 4th July Venues across the city, including Malcolm X Community Centre, Arnolfini, The Cube, Foyles,  Wickham Theatre and Waterstones From Friday 28 June – Thursday 4 July we’ll be celebrating…

Meet the 2018 Caine Prize Shortlisted Writers!

The shortlist for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring stories that tackle “the ordinary in an extraordinary manner” and celebrate the diversity of the African short-story writing tradition for the twentieth edition of the Prize….