Category: Blog

Swipe left for Africa

Mobile phones have been slowly transforming society within African countries. Many Africans look to their mobile to provide services that their local area may fail to provide. Banking, health, and farming apps have contributed to help manage and improve the…

The F Word: Harassment and #killallmen

Continued from The F Word (Episode 1): An Introduction K: Let me read some vital statistics to you about harassment of women. I’ve been reading this book and it has literally opened my eyes to a world that I was…

Safe House: Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa

Safe House – Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa The Frontline Club, London, W2 1QJ Tuesday 31 May 2016, 19:00, £12.50/ £10  *** Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. On behalf of all the organisers, our apologies. All those who…

Writing Africa: 50 years

Sunday 3rd July 2016 14:00 – 16:30 Eliot/ Ogot Room FREE – Advanced booking required (email afrikultinfo@gmail.com)  The workshop marks the 50th anniversary of Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino, Grace Ogot’s Promised Land and Flora Nwapa’s Efuru. Through an engaging…

The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

The Immigrant Sunday 3 July 17.30-19.30 £8 /£6/ £5 The Immigrant is a provocative play that explores what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the world. Set in 2116, Oliver, a Brit seeking…

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in conversation Saturday 2 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 The internationally renowned writer, novelist, psychiatrist and fighter for women’s rights was born in 1931, in a village outside Cairo, and wrote…

Africa Writes 2016: Programme

  Africa Writes 2016 Programme .pdf Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th year, Africa Writes 2016 will bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and exciting three days! Every…

Caine Prize 2016: Shortlist announced!

On Monday 4 July 2016, the day after the UK’s biggest African literature festival – Africa Writes, The Caine Prize for African Writing will announce its winner at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK. Every year a panel of judges…

The F Word Mini-series: An Introduction

Join us for a series of semi-formal candid conversations on all things ‘feminist.’ In the run up to the annual literature and book festival, Africa Writes 2016, The Royal African Society have invited Henry Brefo and Yovanka Perdigao to discuss…

Saadawi on FGM

‘I had to study medicine to get rid of it. I have to know politics in order to challenge politics’. There’s something quite ironic in Nawal El Saadawi openly challenging the same structures of professionalism she was educated by. And…