Africa Through the Lens of Fiction and Film

Africa Through the Lens of Fiction and Film Friday 6 October, 18:00 The Cube Cinema, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD £7 / £6 concs An evening of film and discussion, with delicious Nigerian food from Agape House Cafe. …

Storytelling Workshop: The Secret of the Purple Lake

Storytelling Workshop: The Secret of the Purple Lake Saturday 7 October, 11:00 – 12:00 Conference Space, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY With author Yaba Badoe. Create your own stories and discover a world of interweaving tales: from Ghana to…

Africa Writes Pop-Up: Birmingham

Africa Writes Pop-Up: Birmingham Monday 9 October 13:00 – 17:00, Danford Room, 2nd Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT 20:00 – 21:30,  Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, B1 2ND Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest annual African literature…

Africa Writes Presents: Saraba Magazine Launch

Africa Writes Presents: Saraba Magazine Launch Monday 2 October 19:15 – 20:30, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG Speakers: Emmanuel Iduma, Irenosen Okojie, Abiola Oni, Ayòbámi Adébáyò. Chair: Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed Saraba is a literary magazine focused on the work…

Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation

Hidden Histories and Forbidden Love – Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation with Olumide Popoola Monday 9th October, 20:00, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham Africa Writes Pop-Up at the Birmingham Literature Festival Tickets: £8 / £6.40 concs / Free with a festival…

Dare to Write Library Exhibition

Dare to Write Library Exhibition 11:00 – 17:00, Saturday 7 October Conference Space at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY See the work created by Bristol school students in the Numbi Arts creative writing and zine-making workshops on the…

Africa Writes Pop-Up at Velvet Coalmine Festival

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September 2017 Paid & Free events Various venues in Blackwood, Wales Africa Writes visits Velvet Coalmine – the South Wales festival of writing, rock’n’roll & coal This year, Africa Writes is on tour! We are…

Africa Writes Pop-up – Edinburgh

Creative Industries and Publishing in Africa Africa Writes Pop-up – Edinburgh Monday 3 July 16:45-19:30 Blackwells Bookshop, 53-59 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS Guest speakers from Africa Writes 2017 will be heading up to Edinburgh for a pop up festival where they will be…

Reclaiming spaces and identities through literature

I make no secret of the fact that books were my first love. My relationship with literature was in some senses about escapism. I sought narratives which provided me an alternative to my lived experience, stories that comforted me in…