Category: Panel Discussions

Why African Literature Matters

Why African Literature Matters Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:30 FREE With Farrah Serroukh, Deirdre Osborne, JC Niala, Zaahida Nabagereka and Joanna Brown. Following the Africa Writes Young Voices showcase, we are hosting an education round-table event, to…

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch Saturday 30 June, British Library 12:00 – 13:15 The award-winning books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit will host a live version of their show, featuring an in-conversation with journalist and broadcaster Afua…

African Literary Figures in Georgian & Edwardian London

African Literary Figures in Georgian & Edwardian London Saturday 30 June, British Library 14:15 – 15:30 Discover the remarkable stories of Phillis Wheatley & A.B.C. Merriman-Labor with Ade Solanke, Danell Jones, S.I. Martin & Emma Dabiri. Included in Weekend Pass…

Cameroonian Literature 101

Cameroonian Literature 101 Saturday 30 June, British Library 16:30 – 17:30 Come and explore a wealth of books from Cameroon. With Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine in conversation with Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Ticket.  …

2018 Caine Prize Conversation

2018 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 30 June, British Library 17:30 – 18:45 Meet the shortlisted writers Nonyelum Ekwempu, Stacy Hardy, Olufunke Ogundimu, Makena Onjerika, and Wole Talabi. Chaired by Doreen Baingana. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Ticket.   Image…

New Writing from Uganda

New Writing from Uganda Sunday 1 July 11:15 – 12:15 Presenting exciting new work from young writers in the Odokonyero short fiction anthology and celebrating 5 years of Writivism. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day Ticket.  

Loving Womxn: Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing

Loving Womxn: Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing Sunday 1 July 13:00 – 14:15 Queer womxn’s narratives in Africa and the diaspora with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Trifonia Melibea Obono and Liv Little. Chaired by Eliza Anyangwe. This event brings together…

Books In Your Ears: On Literary Podcasts

Books In Your Ears: On Literary Podcasts Sunday 1 July 14:00 – 15:15 With contributors from Not Another Book Podcast, BakwaCast, No Bindings, 2 Girls & A Pod and Africa in Words. A discussion looking at one of the most exciting trends in African…

African Books to Inspire

African Books to Inspire Sunday 1 July 15:15 – 16:30 Writers Akwaeke Emezi, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Panashe Chigumadzi talk about the books that have inspired them. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day Ticket.  

Remembering Buchi Emecheta

  Paying tribute to the pioneering Nigerian writer with Sylvester Onwordi, Margaret Busby, Louisa Egbunike, Kadija George and Ade Solanke. Buchi Emecheta was a Nigerian author who received great acclaim for her work internationally as the author of more than…