Meet the Publishers

Meet the Publishers Saturday 30 June, British Library 13:45 – 15:15 with Candice Carty-Williams, Layla Mohamed, and Sharmaine Lovegrove. Chaired by Aki Schilz (The Literary Consultancy). Have you written something amazing and are looking to be published? This pitching workshop…

Family Storytelling Workshop

Family Storytelling Workshop Saturday 30 June, British Library Knowledge Centre 14:00 – 14:45 & 15:30 – 16:15 FREE for children Join us on an adventure As we journey into Africa We will learn, draw and move Play and search for clues…

African Literary Figures in Georgian & Edwardian London

African Literary Figures in Georgian & Edwardian London Saturday 30 June, British Library 14:15 – 15:30 Discover the remarkable stories of Phillis Wheatley & A.B.C. Merriman-Labor with Ade Solanke, Danell Jones, S.I. Martin & Emma Dabiri. Included in Weekend Pass…

Numbi Arts Presents: The Story of Us by Hanna Ali

Numbi Arts Presents: The Story of Us by Hanna Ali Saturday 30 June, British Library 15:30 – 17:00 Join us for a reading and an inter-generational conversation about contemporary Somali literature. We will be exploring the process of archiving new…

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Saturday 30 June, British Library 15:45 – 16:30 Exploring the metaphysics of identity and being, and the mysteries of self. Irenosen Okojie chairs this pre-launch of Emezi’s highly-anticipated debut. About the book Ada has always been…

Cameroonian Literature 101

Cameroonian Literature 101 Saturday 30 June, British Library 16:30 – 17:30 Come and explore a wealth of books from Cameroon. With Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine in conversation with Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Ticket.  …

Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela

Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela Saturday 30 June, British Library 16:45 – 17:15 A new collection from the award-winning novelist. Intimate stories of longing and exile from Khartoum to London, the Gulf to Aberdeen. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday…

Hargeysa International Book Fair Pop-Up

Hargeysa International Book Fair Pop-Up Saturday 30 June, British Library 17:15 – 18:45 Launching the Hargeysa Breeze poetry collection from Somaliland with Mpalive Msiska, Martin Orwin and Jama Musse Jama. This anthology of poetry represents poetic responses by some of…

2018 Caine Prize Conversation

2018 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 30 June, British Library 17:30 – 18:45 Meet the shortlisted writers Nonyelum Ekwempu, Stacy Hardy, Olufunke Ogundimu, Makena Onjerika, and Wole Talabi. Chaired by Doreen Baingana. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Ticket.   Image…

New Writing from Uganda

New Writing from Uganda Sunday 1 July 11:15 – 12:15 Presenting exciting new work from young writers in the Odokonyero short fiction anthology and celebrating 5 years of Writivism. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day Ticket.