Category: Free Events at Africa Writes 2016

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 2 July  16:30 – 18:00 FREE The Caine Prize maps new directions in contemporary African writing. Join the 2016 shortlisted writers Abdul Adan, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Tope Folarin, Bongani Kona and Lidudumalingani. Chaired by…

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability Saturday 2 July  12:00 – 13:15 FREE Who writes the narrative on Africa’s development trajectory?  Where are these narratives to be found, and how and why are they written? As work on the new UN…

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Saturday 2 July  13:30 – 14:00 FREE Launch of the latest novel by Barbadian-born writer and architect Yewande Omotoso, who grew up in Nigeria and now lives in South Africa. A wickedly funny…

Meet The Publishers

Meet the Publishers Friday 1 July 16.00 – 17.30 FREE Are you a writer looking to be published? Do you want an insight into how editors and agents identify new talent? Then join our exciting Dragon’s-Den-style event where you’ll have…

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature Friday 1 July 14.00 – 15.30 FREE Presenting exciting new scholarship from PhD students, early career scholars and independent researchers that opens up ideas of, and approaches to, ‘African literatures’. Panellists: Scott Newman (Northwestern University)…

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering Friday 1 July 10.00 – 13.45 FREE This year, our annual symposium aims to explore the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and re-membering, and its impact on society.  We look…

Meet Akala at African Books To Inspire

African Books to Inspire Sunday 3 July 12:00 – 13:30 FREE Come to discover and be inspired with guest writers Yewande Omotoso, Abdilatif Abdalla, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and Akala as they talk about the books that have inspired them. Chaired…

Gbagba

Sunday 5 July, 13:00 – 14:00 FREE, Aimed at 8-10 year olds