Education Programme 2016

At Africa Writes we are excited about developing our offer to schools and inspiring the writers of the future. Inspiring young writers This year Africa Writes invites budding writers in secondary schools to take part in exciting and inspiring creative…

The fragmentation of knowledge

In an acceptance speech published in the American Society for Information, Science and Technology (Feburary/ March 2001) Professor Emeritus Donald R. Swanson comments on this idea of ‘the fragmentation of knowledge.’ He highlights three aspects of the context and nature of…

Africa’s Brain Drain

In a September open letter in Le Monde, the heads of 10 successful French start-ups pleaded with Silicon Valley expatriates to come back to a revived Paris full of new opportunities. In 2016, the European Union launched a seven million euros education program…

Endings & Beginnings – with Yewande Omotoso

Endings & Beginnings – with Yewande Omotoso Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 16:30, £20 Bronte/ Bâ Room A In this workshop with guest writer Yewande Omotoso, we meditate on fiction novels and the artform of first and last impressions. Through a…

Storytelling; finding your voice

Saturday  2 July 14.15 – 15.00 & 15.30 – 16.15 Elliot/ Ogot Room Free drop in family sessions, aimed at 5+ Join dynamic singer-song writer Lánre Njoku for an interactive storytelling session for families. This workshop offers all participants a…

The Digital Debate: A New Era of Reading & Publishing?

The Digital Debate: A New Era of Reading & Publishing? Saturday 2 July 10:30 – 12:00 Elliot/ Ogot Room The advent of e-book readers including the Kindle, Nook and Kobo has revolutionised reading habits. Readers who were historically limited to…

Writers Behaving Badly

Friday 1 July 13:30 – 15:30 Bronte/ Bâ Room A A creative writing workshop (focusing primarily on poetry) that will encourage you to examine and challenge perceived norms, and provide support in engaging with themes and experiences that people often…

Writing a Novel – Masterclass with Bernardine Evaristo

Saturday 2 July 14:00-17:00, Bronte/ Bâ Room A, British Library, FREE A Royal Society of Literature Booker Prize Foundation Masterclass with Bernardine Evaristo A workshop exploring all the elements of fiction that go into writing a novel. Aimed at writers aged…

Africa Writes 2016: Ticketed Events

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th year, Africa Writes 2016 will bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and exciting three days! Every year we showcase established and…

Swipe left for Africa

Mobile phones have been slowly transforming society within African countries. Many Africans look to their mobile to provide services that their local area may fail to provide. Banking, health, and farming apps have contributed to help manage and improve the…