Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals

Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals Sunday 2 July 15:15 – 16:30     Many lament the decline in, or absence of, a culture of reading in Africa as elsewhere. Yet in recent years we have instead witnessed a wide…

Programme

Africa Writes is back! Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 Brought to you by The Royal African Society DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME From Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most…

Tickets: London

Please note – tickets for events in Bristol and Birmingham are booked separately – please check the relevant pages for details.  Since Africa Writes’ inception in 2012, over 6,000 people have attended the festival, which has garnered an international following…

Education, Race, History

Education, Race, History Sunday 2 July 11:30 – 12:45 With Panashe Chigumadzi, Toni Stuart, and Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire (via Skype). Rhodes Must Fall and the student movement have brought issues of education, race and history in South Africa into the…

Archives for Writers: Krio Heritage and Culture

 This year, the RAS Education Programme is reaching out to adult communities as well as schools to develop creative writing in response to African culture and heritage. In line with one of this year’s Africa Writes  themes, Archives for Writers,…

Krio Culture and Heritage Sharing Session

Krio Culture and Heritage Sharing Session Saturday 1 July, 16: 00 – 17:30 Learning Room 2, British Library Learning Centre Earlier in the year we partnered with the Krios Dot Com and the British Library to host a Krio Heritage…

Dreams and Deceptions: A Night of Storytelling

Dreams and Deceptions: A Night of Storytelling Saturday 1 July 18:30-20:30 £12 / £10 / £8 for both shows From an enchanting Yoruba tale of the Orishas to the scandalous story of secrets and rivalry in contemporary Nigerian fiction, Africa…

Africa Writes: R.A.P Party

Africa Writes: R.A.P Party Friday 30 June 19:30 – 23:00 The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, Nw1 2DB £12 A poetry night unlike any you’ve been to before. Africa Writes opens with a Rhythm and Poetry Party – a…

Alain Mabanckou in Conversation

Alain Mabanckou in Conversation Sunday 2 July 17:00 – 18:30 £10 / £8 / £7 The prolific Francophone Congolese poet and novelist discusses language, style and politics. Author of six volumes of poetry and six novels, including African Psycho, Broken…