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…

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 Join us for a collective listening session to hear the diverse sounds and stories of Africans living in London and an artistic response to these…

Africa Writes Young Voices Education Surgery

Africa Writes Young Voices Education Surgery Saturday 6 July, 11:15 – 12:45 British Library Knowledge Centre, Eliot Room How do we enrich the classroom with African literature? Joanna Brown shares Africa Writes: Young Voices booklists and creative teaching ideas for…

SAFE: Black British Men

SAFE: Black British Men Saturday 6 July, 12:30 – 13:45 British Library Knowledge Centre, Bronte Room With Derek Owusu, Yomi Sode, Okechukwu Nzelu and Alex Wheatle. What is the experience of Black men in Britain? With continued conversation around British…

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell Saturday 6 July, 12:45 – 13:15 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium Book launch with the author chaired by award-winning poet Kayo Chingonyi. Winner of the Caine Prize 2015, writer Namwali Serpell launches her…