Thank you! Africa Writes 2018

Thank you for coming to Africa Writes 2018! 

We had an amazing weekend and hope that you have too.

Our two headline events, Saturday and Weekend Passes were completely sold out. People came from places as far flung as Germany, Senegal and Brazil to attend. We are bowled-over by the attendance and so encouraged at the ever-growing interest in African literature.

Thank you to all the guest writers, contributors, volunteers, partners, funders and audience members who made the festival a success!

Your feedback is really important to us, and to our funders. Please take 2.5 minutes to give us your thoughts on the festival.  Provide your email address to enter our prize draw for a £50 Waterstones voucher.


SAVE THE DATE – the next Africa Writes will take place Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2019.

And there are now a few tickets available for our postponed headline event Warsan Shire in Conversation, 21 January 2019. Get yours before they’re gone!


Behind the scenes heroes

We’d like to say a special thank you to some of the people working behind the scenes of the festival…

Natalie Fiawoo and Sophie London, COAT production team
Jonah, Marion and the British Library Events and AV teams
Natasha, Damiano, Miguel and Jen at the Rich Mix, and party production manager Anna De Mutiis
Lizzie Orekoya, finance and admin manager at Royal African Society
Vanessa, Gloria & the team at New Beacon Books
Toby & Hilary at Africa Book Centre
Ahmed and Katrina at D237
Chili at the October Gallery
Adwoa & PJ Cocktails
Edwina & Waaakye Leaf
Cristina Belda Font

The Africa Writes Team