Category: Africa Writes 2018

100 Days of Cameroonian Literature

At Africa Writes 2018 we hosted a fascinating conversation between Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed of bookshybooks. Below you can find all the titles featured in the 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature social media campaign, republished with the kind…

A Guide to Africa Writes 2018 Book Fair

Africa Writes 2018 is finally here! While at the festival, be sure to head to our international book fair. The fair offers readers a large range of contemporary African literature and rare finds. You can purchase copies of the books…

Africa Writes 2018 Programme

Africa Writes 2018 Programme Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July British Library & Rich Mix, London Download the Programme From Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices…

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase Saturday 30 June, British Library 09:45 – 11:30 FREE Come and hear brand new poetry from emerging writers across our capital. Inspired by African literature, students from London schools participating in this year’s programme will…

Why African Literature Matters

Why African Literature Matters Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:30 FREE With Farrah Serroukh, Deirdre Osborne, JC Niala, Zaahida Nabagereka and Joanna Brown. Following the Africa Writes Young Voices showcase, we are hosting an education round-table event, to…

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:15 The award-winning books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit will host a live version of their show, featuring an in-conversation with journalist and broadcaster Afua…

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah Saturday 30 June, British Library 13:30 – 14:00 The author in conversation with Marcelle Mateki Akita. UK launch of Attah’s third novel. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, relationships, desires and struggles…

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…