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Contemporary Writing from Uganda

Contemporary Writing from Uganda: Celebrating Writivism at 5 Thursday 12 April, 18:00 – 20:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,WC1H 0XG Back in 2012, the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) based in Kampala, Uganda, launched Writivism –…

Celebrating Buchi Emecheta

Celebrating Buchi Emecheta 09:30-20:00, Saturday 3 February 2018 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre & Suite, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG An all-day celebration of the life and work of the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in…

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…

Tickets: London

Please note – this information applies to 2017 events. Tickets for Africa Writes 2018 are available here Since Africa Writes’ inception in 2012, over 6,000 people have attended the festival, which has garnered an international following and reputation. Africa Writes…

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…