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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…

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…

The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

The Immigrant Sunday 3 July 17.30-19.30 £8 /£6/ £5 The Immigrant is a provocative play that explores what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the world. Set in 2116, Oliver, a Brit seeking…

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…