Meet the Publishers

Meet the Publishers Saturday 1 July 11:00 – 12:30 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 a…

Archives for Writers

What stories hide amidst our archives? In what ways can archives provoke creative responses? How do we gain access to archive material? Join some of London’s leading curators for this panel discussion and gain unique insights into how to navigate their collections,…

Kanga Exhibition and Sharing

Kanga Exhibition and Sharing Saturday 1 July 15.30 – 17.00, Free With Ndinda Kioko, Wanjeri Gakuru and Chris Spring. The kanga is a textile found in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is a colourful garment worn mostly by…

2017 Caine Prize Conversation

2017 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 1 July 15:15 – 16:45   Meet the shortlisted writers Lesley Nneka Arimah,Chikodili Emelumadu, Bushra al-Fadil, Arinze Ifeakandu and Magogodi oaMphela Makhene. The Caine Prize for African Writing is a registered charity whose aim is…

The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Silá

The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Silá Sunday 2 July 15:30 – 16:15 The first novel ever to be translated into English from Guinea Bissau, The Ultimate Tragedy is a tale of love and emerging political awareness in an Africa beginning to challenge Portuguese…

The Magic of Stories Family Workshop

The Magic of Stories Family Workshop Saturday 1 July 10.30 – 12.00 & 13:00 – 14:30, FREE Suitable for 5 – 11 year olds Join storyteller Mara Menzies to discover the magic and mysteries of African stories. In this interactive…

Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi and Kingdom of Gravity by Nick Makoha

  The poets present their debut collections in conversation with Terrance Hayes. Kayo Chingonyi’s debut collection of poems is a journey through Black boyhood and beyond, encompassing a thoughtful and nostalgic flare that is underpinned by a love of music,…

How to Reach the Readers: Publishing in Africa

  How to Reach the Readers: Publishing in Africa Sunday 2 July 14:00 – 15:15 With Louise Umutoni (Huza Press), Billy Kahora (Kwani? Trust), Goretti Kyomuhendo (African Writers Trust) and Ruth Sorby of Worldreader.  Chaired by Emma Shercliff. What innovative…

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase

  This year, we are proud to be share the fruits of our new Education Programme. Africa Writes: Young Voices has been developed over the last year through a series of dynamic creative writing workshops for schools, using African art,…