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Meet The Publishers

Meet the Publishers Friday 1 July 16.00 – 17.30 FREE Are you a writer looking to be published? Do you want an insight into how editors and agents identify new talent? Then join our exciting Dragon’s-Den-style event where you’ll have…

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature Friday 1 July 14.00 – 15.30 FREE Presenting exciting new scholarship from PhD students, early career scholars and independent researchers that opens up ideas of, and approaches to, ‘African literatures’. Panellists: Scott Newman (Northwestern University)…

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering Friday 1 July 10.00 – 13.45 FREE This year, our annual symposium aims to explore the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and re-membering, and its impact on society.  We look…

Meet Akala at African Books To Inspire

African Books to Inspire Sunday 3 July 12:00 – 13:30 FREE Come to discover and be inspired with guest writers Yewande Omotoso, Abdilatif Abdalla, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and Akala as they talk about the books that have inspired them. Chaired…


Sunday 5 July, 13:00 – 14:00 FREE, Aimed at 8-10 year olds

The Wedding Week

Sunday 5 July, 11:00 – 12:00 FREE, Aimed at 5-7 year olds

Caine Prize Reading Group Event

Saturday 4th July, 11.00 – 12.00, FREE: This is an event for reading group members to meet the short-listed writers and discuss their stories.

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,…