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…

Africa Writes 2018 – Call for Ideas

Africa Writes 2018 Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July, The British Library, London The Royal African Society’s annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora returns to the British Library! Every year we showcase established and emerging…

Africa Writes 2017 Pop-Up: Bristol

Africa Writes 2017 Pop-Up: Bristol Friday 6 – Saturday 7 October 2017 Venues: The Cube Cinema, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY Bristol, United Kingdom Download Programme The Royal African Society’s annual literature festival…

Cities and Watering Holes: An Evening of Spoken Word & Music

Cities and Watering Holes: An Evening of Spoken Word & Music Saturday 7 October, 20:00 – 23:30 Event Space, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY Hosted by Numbi Arts & Ujima Radio, Part of NumbiFest Cross-Currents 2017 With Elmi…

Book Launch: And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile

Book Launch: And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile 14:30-15:30, Saturday 7 October 2017 Conference Space at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY Jowhor Ile in conversation with Emma Shercliff. During the rainy season of 1995, in the bustling…

Producing New Books and Readers: Literary Activism in 21st Century Africa

Producing New Books and Readers: Literary Activism in 21st Century Africa 16:00 – 17:30, Saturday 7 October 2017 Conference Space at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY Speakers: Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Edwige Dro, Emmanuel Iduma & Henry Brefo Chair: Madhu Krishnan…

Creative Writing Workshop with Numbi Arts

Creative Writing Workshop with Numbi Arts 11:00 – 14:00 Saturday 7 October, Mild West Room at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY – Do you have a story to tell about your local neighbourhood? – Are you interested in…