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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,…

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…