COAT – SOLD OUT

Friday 29 June, British Library 20:00 – 21:00 (Doors at 19:30) £12 / £9.60 for RAS Members Yomi Ṣode opens Africa Writes 2018 with a special performance of his previously sold-out show. Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London, a…

Meet the headliners – Africa Writes 2018

Africa Writes is back this summer with an exciting programme showcasing the best new writing from the continent and the diaspora. Our headline events from 29 June to 1 July highlight migration, identity and the future, and celebrate the poetic…

Africa Writes 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 April 2018 “Warsan Shire headlines the 2018 Africa Writes festival” In her first UK public appearance since her poetry reached millions of people in Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade, poet Warsan Shire will headline Africa Writes festival…

After 5 Years, Africa Writes Party is back at Rich Mix

Following 2017’s sold out R.A.P Party, Africa Writes returns with the official festival party hosted by Octavia Poetry Collective at the Rich Mix. Join us for a Wakanda-themed evening of poetry, music and dancing into the night / future where…

Africa Writes 2018 Tickets

There are a number of ticket options available. Advance booking is strongly recommended. Please see below for more information and online booking links. You can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling the British Library Box Office on +44 (0)1937 546546 and the Rich…

Warsan Shire in Conversation – Postponed

Warsan Shire in Conversation Monday 21 January 2019, British Library  19.00 – 20.30 £15 / £12 for RAS Members (Original date: Sunday 1 July, British Library, 17:30 – 18:45) On a rare visit from the US, Warsan Shire joins Sheila…

Contemporary Writing from Uganda

Contemporary Writing from Uganda: Celebrating Writivism at 5 Thursday 12 April, 18:00 – 20:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,WC1H 0XG Back in 2012, the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) based in Kampala, Uganda, launched Writivism –…

Africa Writes 2018 – Save the Date

Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July Brought to you by The Royal African Society Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. We’ve had…

Celebrating Buchi Emecheta

Celebrating Buchi Emecheta 09:30-20:00, Saturday 3 February 2018 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre & Suite, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG An all-day celebration of the life and work of the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in…