Category: Africa Writes 2018

Books In Your Ears: On Literary Podcasts

Books In Your Ears: On Literary Podcasts Sunday 1 July 14:00 – 15:15 With contributors from Not Another Book Podcast, BakwaCast, No Bindings, 2 Girls & A Pod and Africa in Words. A discussion looking at one of the most exciting trends in African…

Lives of Great Men by Chiké Frankie Edozien

Lives of Great Men by Chiké Frankie Edozien Sunday 1 July, British Library 14:30 – 15:00 Contemporary snapshots of those living and loving as gay African men, triumphing and finding joy in the face of adversity. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day…

Africa in Translation Masterclass

Africa in Translation Masterclass Sunday 1 July, British Library 14:30 – 16:30 | £15, £12 This 2-hour masterclass with Wangui wa Goro is designed for translators who are either interested, starting out, or experienced in the craft of translating literary texts out of and…

African Books to Inspire

African Books to Inspire Sunday 1 July 15:15 – 16:30 Writers Akwaeke Emezi, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Panashe Chigumadzi talk about the books that have inspired them. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day Ticket.  

Meet Octavia Poetry Collective

Meet Octavia, the poetry collective for womxn of colour, founded by Rachel Long. Octavia was born in response to the lack of representation and inclusivity in literature and academia. Since 2015, Octavia have come together to read beyond the canon and…

COAT recalls home on your taste buds

  Yomi Sode’s COAT brings a sizzling performance to the stage, one that evokes all the senses. The show explores the relationship between food and growing up British-Nigerian in London, and is all about food’s significance in identity, home and…

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…