Category: Headline Events

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen Sunday 7 July, 15:30 – 18:30 £20 / £18 / £15 / £12 for RAS Members A double-bill of mythic Igbo traditions including a staged reading and a conversation with Chigozie Obioma   Man…

New Daughters of Africa

New Daughters of Africa Saturday 6 July, 19:00 – 20:30 £15 / £12 / £10 / £9 for RAS Members Celebrating Black women’s writing in a landmark anthology Twenty-five years after Margaret Busby’s landmark anthology Daughters of Africa, this new companion volume…

Our Bodies Speak Poetry

Our Bodies Speak Poetry Friday 5 July, 19:00 – 20:30 £12 / £8 / £7.20 for RAS Members An evening of intergenerational poetry and story-telling exploring the body as a site of power, possibilities and resistance.  What does the body mean…

Africa Writes 2018 – Call for Ideas

Africa Writes 2018 Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July, The British Library, London The Royal African Society’s annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora returns to the British Library! Every year we showcase established and emerging…

Alain Mabanckou in Conversation

Alain Mabanckou in Conversation Sunday 2 July 17:00 – 18:30 £10 / £8 / £7 The prolific Francophone Congolese poet and novelist discusses language, style and politics. Author of six volumes of poetry and six novels, including African Psycho, Broken…

Sex, Love and Poetry

Sex, Love & Poetry Friday 1 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 Join us for an evening of readings and uncensored conversation on sex, love and desire spanning the sexuality spectrum and the African Diaspora experience. With daring work that…