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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…

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in conversation

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in conversation Saturday 2 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 The internationally renowned writer, novelist, psychiatrist and fighter for women’s rights was born in 1931, in a village outside Cairo, and wrote her…

Africa Writes Presents: Saraba Magazine Launch

Africa Writes Presents: Saraba Magazine Launch Monday 2 October 19:15 – 20:30, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG Speakers: Emmanuel Iduma, Irenosen Okojie, Abiola Oni, Ayòbámi Adébáyò. Chair: Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed Saraba is a literary magazine focused on the work…

Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation

Hidden Histories and Forbidden Love – Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation with Olumide Popoola Monday 9th October, 20:00, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham Africa Writes Pop-Up at the Birmingham Literature Festival Tickets: £8 / £6.40 concs / Free with a festival…

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,…

Education Programme 2016

At Africa Writes we are excited about developing our offer to schools and inspiring the writers of the future. Inspiring young writers This year Africa Writes invites budding writers in secondary schools to take part in exciting and inspiring creative…

Endings & Beginnings – with Yewande Omotoso

Endings & Beginnings – with Yewande Omotoso Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 16:30, £20 Bronte/ Bâ Room A In this workshop with guest writer Yewande Omotoso, we meditate on fiction novels and the artform of first and last impressions. Through a…

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…