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Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway!

Because we are the gift that keeps on giving, find out how you can win a festival weekend pass for Africa Writes 2018 and £50 worth of books. We bring you Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway! Our festival giveaway features: One…

Africa Writes x COAT Competition!

We’re offering two lucky winners an exclusive goody bag and free ticket to watch COAT by Yomi Ṣode at Africa Writes 2018! What’s in the goody bag? Here’s the list of goodies to snack on; A signed copy of COAT play…

African Publishing houses to keep your eyes on

Published 13 June 2018 African publishing houses, like anywhere in the world, vary between physical and digital, ones that focus on fiction or non-fiction, adult or children’s literature. What is important to them, however, is their individual mission and the…

Playlist – These Bones Will Rise Again

Re-posted with kind permission of The Indigo Press. Ahead of Panashe Chigumadzi‘s appearances at Africa Writes 2018 (The Making & Re-Making of Zimbabwe & African Books to Inspire), listen to the playlist she has curated to accompany the publication of These…

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018 Re-posted from www.bookshybooks.com Our partner bookshybooks posted this great piece about covers of the featured books at Africa Writes 2018! Africa Writes – the Royal African Society’s annual…

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…

Meet the 2018 Caine Prize Shortlisted Writers

Meet the 2018 Caine Prize Shortlisted Writers The shortlist is out!  Nonyelum Ekwempu, Stacy Hardy, Olufunke Ogundimu, Makena Onjerika and Wole Talabi will be joining us at Africa Writes 2018 on Saturday 30 June. We will hear hear excerpts from,…

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…