The Africa Writes 2018 Podcast Series is here! Re-live the highlights of the festival on our Mixcloud to catch some of your favourite panel discussions, book launches, round-tables and workshops, and our Young Voices programme. If you missed the festival this is a great opportunity to delve into the works and debates covered over the weekend. With great content and a range to listen from, we are serialising the podcast episodes to take you on a journey of the festival events. Welcome to part one: Panel Discussions.
We’ve highlighted three previews of our panel discussions exploring stories centering queer womxn’s narratives with Loving Womxn: Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing, to discussing books that have influenced and shaped writers in African Books to Inspire, and uncovering the forgotten voices of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor and Phillis Wheatley in African Literary Figures in Georgian & Edwardian London.
In Loving Womxn: Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing we hear a preview of Lady Phyll beginning to read P.J. Samuels’ poem ‘Black She’. Listen to the full episode on Mixcloud player.
In African Books to Inspire we hear a snippet of Novuyo Rosa Tshuma speaking on the interplay of orality and the written word. Listen to the full episode on Mixcloud player below.
Here S I Martin calls us to crucially examine literacy during the periods of Georgian and Edwardian periods as revolutionary. Listen to the full discussion of African Literary Figures in Georgian & Edwardian London in the Mixcloud player below.