Category: Book Launch 2018

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah Saturday 30 June, British Library 13:30 – 14:00 The author in conversation with Marcelle Mateki Akita. UK launch of Attah’s third novel. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, relationships, desires and struggles…

Numbi Arts Presents: The Story of Us by Hanna Ali

Numbi Arts Presents: The Story of Us by Hanna Ali Saturday 30 June, British Library 15:30 – 17:00 Join us for a reading and an inter-generational conversation about contemporary Somali literature. We will be exploring the process of archiving new…

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Saturday 30 June, British Library 15:45 – 16:30 Exploring the metaphysics of identity and being, and the mysteries of self. Irenosen Okojie chairs this pre-launch of Emezi’s highly-anticipated debut. About the book Ada has always been…

Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela

Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela Saturday 30 June, British Library 16:45 – 17:15 A new collection from the award-winning novelist. Intimate stories of longing and exile from Khartoum to London, the Gulf to Aberdeen. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday…

Hargeysa International Book Fair Pop-Up

Hargeysa International Book Fair Pop-Up Saturday 30 June, British Library 17:15 – 18:45 Launching the Hargeysa Breeze poetry collection from Somaliland with Mpalive Msiska, Martin Orwin and Jama Musse Jama. This anthology of poetry represents poetic responses by some of…

The Making and Re-making of Zimbabwe

The Making and Re-making of Zimbabwe Sunday 1 July, British Library 11:30 – 12:45 Discussing history, memory and inventive new ways of telling the nation’s story with writers Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Panashe Chigumadzi. Chaired by Ranka Primorac. House of…

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…