Thank you! Africa Writes 2018

Thank you for coming to Africa Writes 2018!  We had an amazing weekend and hope that you have too. Our two headline events, Saturday and Weekend Passes were completely sold out. People came from places as far flung as Germany, Senegal and…

100 Days of Cameroonian Literature

At Africa Writes 2018 we hosted a fascinating conversation between Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed of bookshybooks. Below you can find all the titles featured in the 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature social media campaign, republished with the kind…

A Guide to Africa Writes 2018 Book Fair

Africa Writes 2018 is finally here! While at the festival, be sure to head to our international book fair. The fair offers readers a large range of contemporary African literature and rare finds. You can purchase copies of the books…

Warsan Shire in Conversation Postponed to 21 January 2019

Warsan Shire in Conversation on Sunday 1 July, the headline event of Africa Writes 2018 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Warsan Shire is currently recovering from a serious health issue and will not be able to come to…

2018: The Year of the Womxn?

#Metoo, #YoTambien and #BalanceTonPorc are among the many movements last year which called attention to sexual harassment and the treatment of women in society. Drawing from this momentum, 2018 was championed as The Year of the Woman. It’s the year…

Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway!

Because we are the gift that keeps on giving, find out how you can win a festival weekend pass for Africa Writes 2018 and £50 worth of books. We bring you Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway! Our festival giveaway features: One…

Africa Writes x COAT Competition!

We’re offering two lucky winners an exclusive goody bag and free ticket to watch COAT by Yomi Ṣode at Africa Writes 2018! What’s in the goody bag? Here’s the list of goodies to snack on; A signed copy of COAT play…

African Publishing houses to keep your eyes on

Published 13 June 2018 African publishing houses, like anywhere in the world, vary between physical and digital, ones that focus on fiction or non-fiction, adult or children’s literature. What is important to them, however, is their individual mission and the…

Playlist – These Bones Will Rise Again

Re-posted with kind permission of The Indigo Press. Ahead of Panashe Chigumadzi‘s appearances at Africa Writes 2018 (The Making & Re-Making of Zimbabwe & African Books to Inspire), listen to the playlist she has curated to accompany the publication of These…

Africa Writes Statement on Enkare Review

Africa Writes Statement on Enkare Review: On Monday 11 June 2018 we were alerted on social media to a dispute between the Enkare Review team and their former editor Troy Onyango, which was made public following the loss of the…