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About The Caine Prize

The Caine Prize for African Writing is named in memory of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc. Sir Caine was Chairman of Africa ’95 and Chairman of the Booker Prize management committee for almost 25 years….

The Caine Prize 2014 Conversation

The Caine Prize 2014 Conversation Friday 11 July, 15:00 – 17:00 BL Conference Centre, FREE With Diane Awerbuck (South Africa), Efemia Chela (Ghana/Zambia), Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe), Billy Kahora (Kenya), Okwiri Oduor (Kenya). Chaired by Delia Jarrett-Mcauley, award-winning writer and judge…

KINTU by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

KINTU by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Saturday 12 July, 13:30 – 14:15 BL Conference Centre, FREE Book launch of Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s KINTU, winner of the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Project. Chaired by Kate Haines, Associate Editor of Kwani Trust. In 1754,…

Foreign Gods, inc by Okey Ndibe

Foreign Gods, inc by Okey Ndibe Sunday 13 July, 13:00 – 13:45 BL Conference Centre, FREE Book launch of Okey Ndibe’s critically acclaimed novel, Foreign Gods, inc. Chaired by Richard Dowden, director of The Royal African Society. Foreign Gods, Inc. tells…

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice: Book Now

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice Friday 11 July, 18:30 – 20:00 BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5 With Young Poet Laureate for London Warsan Shire, Belinda Zhawi, Ribka Sibhatu and Chinwe Azubuike. Introduced and moderated by Jessica Horn, feminist writer…

100 Years of The Mugu

One Hundred Years of The Mugu Saturday 12 July, 14:30 – 15:15 BL Conference Centre, FREE Book launch and discussion around Chuma Nwokolo’s How to Spell Naija and The Final Testament of a Minor God, marking the centenary of Nigeria’s…

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice

Reclaiming the Feminine Voice  Friday 11 July, 18:30 – 20:00 BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5 BUY TICKETS With Young Poet Laureate for London Warsan Shire, Belinda Zhawi, Ribka Sibhatu and Chinwe Azubuike. Introduced and moderated by Jessica Horn,…

Imagining Future Africa: Sci Fi, Innovation & Technology

Imagining Future Africa: Sci Fi, Innovation & Technology Sunday 13 July, 16:30 – 17:30 BL Conference Centre, FREE Panel discussion with Ivor W. Hartmann, writer, editor, publisher and visual artist; Tade Thompson, writer, psychiatrist and clinical director for Adult Mental…

Creating great characters

Creating great characters Saturday 12 July, 12:00 – 13:00 BL Conference Centre, FREE All Welcome How do writers create characters that make stories come alive? Would you or a member of your family make a good hero or heroine? A…