Category: Free Events at Africa Writes 2016

The British Library is for YOU

The British Library is for YOU Sunday 3 July 14:00-15:00 FREE Bronte/ Bâ Room B, Drop -in With Dr Marion Wallace, Lead Curator, African Collections, British Library The British Library has extensive collections on Africa – published in Africa and all…

African Books to Inspire – Book Swap

African Books to Inspire Book Swap Sunday 3 July 13:30-14:00 FREE Eliot/ Ogot Room After African Books to Inspire, you’ll have a chance to discover something new… Join Akala for the book swap! Choose a passage to read from your favourite title,…

Storytelling; finding your voice

Saturday  2 July 14.15 – 15.00 & 15.30 – 16.15 Elliot/ Ogot Room Free drop in family sessions, aimed at 5+ Join dynamic singer-song writer Lánre Njoku for an interactive storytelling session for families. This workshop offers all participants a…

The Digital Debate: A New Era of Reading & Publishing?

The Digital Debate: A New Era of Reading & Publishing? Saturday 2 July 10:30 – 12:00 Elliot/ Ogot Room The advent of e-book readers including the Kindle, Nook and Kobo has revolutionised reading habits. Readers who were historically limited to…

Writers Behaving Badly

Friday 1 July 13:30 – 15:30 Bronte/ Bâ Room A A creative writing workshop (focusing primarily on poetry) that will encourage you to examine and challenge perceived norms, and provide support in engaging with themes and experiences that people often…

Writing a Novel – Masterclass with Bernardine Evaristo

Saturday 2 July 14:00-17:00, Bronte/ Bâ Room A, British Library, FREE A Royal Society of Literature Booker Prize Foundation Masterclass with Bernardine Evaristo A workshop exploring all the elements of fiction that go into writing a novel. Aimed at writers aged…

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…

Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh

Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh Sunday 3 July 16:00 – 16:30 FREE Described as a ‘hallucinogenic post-apocalyptic carnival ride’, this debut novel published by Kwani? Trust is no ordinary adventure story. Through genre-shifting prose and 50 illustrations, Nikhil Singh…

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 15:45 FREE With writers Leye Adenle, Nikhil Singh and Frances Mensah Williams. Chaired by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. From crime writing to international women’s fiction, sci-fi and fantasy – what are…

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo Sunday 3 July 13:45-14:15 FREE We welcome back Chuma Nwokolo to launch the second volume of his successful short story collection. These tales boldly range over Nigeriana,…