Africa Writes Young Voices

Africa Writes: Young Voices, our innovative creative writing workshop programme for schools, continues to spotlight the best writing from Africa and the diaspora for young audiences, whilst developing their creative voices. Since 2017, the talented poets and facilitators from the…

Africa Writes 2019: Young Adults Giveaway!

Win Saturday Day passes to Africa Writes 2019! Join us for a day of exploring, creating and interrogating what it means to be a young Black person in Britain today! On Saturday 6 July, Africa Writes 2019 present a carefully…

Finding My Way Back Home – The Power of Folktales

Finding My Way Back Home – The Power of Folktales Maïmouna Jallow Mze Jomo Kenyatta was facing Mount Kenya when he had his epiphany. Some 500 kilometers southeastwards, I was facing the Indian Ocean when I had mine, and it…

Free events at Africa Writes Bristol 2019!

FREE events at Africa Writes Bristol 2019! Saturday 29 June, Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH   Africa Writes Bristol presents a whole day of free events at the Malcolm X Community Centre Centre. As part…

Africa Writes 2019 Programme

Africa Writes 2019 Programme Friday 5 July – Sunday 7 July The British Library From Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and…

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase Friday 5 July, 14:00 – 16:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium FREE With student poets and workshop facilitators. We are delighted to welcome all our participating students to open the Africa Writes festival with…

Our Bodies Speak Poetry

Our Bodies Speak Poetry (BSL Interpreted) Friday 5 July, 19:00 – 21:00 £12 / £8 / £7.20 for RAS Members An evening of intergenerational poetry and story-telling exploring the body as a site of power, possibilities and resistance.  What does the…

Our Daughters’ Fathers

Our Daughters’ Fathers Saturday 6 July, 11:15 – 12:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium With Theresa Lola, Keisha Thompson, Sitawa Namwalie & Fatimah Kelleher. Love, fear, pain and joy – just some of the things that characterise daughters’ relationships…

Africa in London

Africa in London Saturday 6 July, 11:30 – 12:15 British Library Knowledge Centre, Bronte Room With Kinsi Abdulleh, Ashley Hickson-Lovecone, JJ Bola and Debo Amon. Join us for a collective listening session to hear the diverse sounds and stories of…