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20 Of The Best African Novels To Read In Summer 2017

It’s coming to that time of the year, where the pace begins to slow down and our surroundings become open to the possibility of sunshine, ice cream and a relaxing book at your fingertips. Here’s a list of the perfect…

Archives for Writers: Krio Heritage and Culture

 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…