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Krio Heritage session

This year, the RAS Education Programme is reaching out to adult communities as well as schools to develop creative writing in response to African culture and heritage. In line with one of this year’s Africa Writes  themes, Archives for Writers,…

‘My Song for Burundi’ Poetry Workshop

18 March 2017 The second day of the Rwanda leg of the festival saw us climbing the long winding roads to Musanze in the north of the country. We were going to meet a group of students who had formed…

Africa Writes 2016: The Round-Up

Written by Kelechi Iwumene Africa Writes 2016: A whirlwind weekend for African literature that celebrated the festival’s fifth year at The British Library, 1-3 July.  From  Bisi Alimi’s drag alter ego, to the fiery wisdom of Nawal El Saadawi, to…

A Brief History of Africa Writes

A Brief History of Africa Writes – by Sheila Ruiz, Head of Programmes, Partnerships & Operations at The Royal African Society  The idea was simple – to offer an annual platform to showcase established and emerging literary talent from across Africa…

A Child’s Eye View of Corruption

A Child’s Eye View of Corruption[1] A review of Robtel Neajai Pailey’s Gbagba by Daniel Agbiboa Corruption has become the real stuff of public discourse and everyday practice in many African societies, implicating both citizens and subjects, both public and private…

The F Word: Control over the female body.

Continued from The F Word (Episode 2): Harassment and #killallmen  K: You said something very interesting Henry. You talked about men asserting their power over women to affirm their masculinity- and the idea that women don’t have control over their…

The fragmentation of knowledge

In an acceptance speech published in the American Society for Information, Science and Technology (Feburary/ March 2001) Professor Emeritus Donald R. Swanson comments on this idea of ‘the fragmentation of knowledge.’ He highlights three aspects of the context and nature of…