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…

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…

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,…

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,…

The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila

The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila Saturday 1 July 17:00 – 17:45 Habila investigates the ascent of Boko Haram in Nigeria, and uncovers the stories of survivors and bereaved in northern Nigeria. On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from…

Translation Roundtable

Translation Roundtable Sunday 2 July 13:00-15:15 With Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Richard Odour Oduku, Wanjeri Gakuru & Moses Kilolo of Jalada Africa (via Skype), Abdulai Silá & Jethro Soutar. Chaired by Dr Martin Orwin. We uncover the processes and politics of…

Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals

Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals Sunday 2 July 15:15 – 16:30     Many lament the decline in, or absence of, a culture of reading in Africa as elsewhere. Yet in recent years we have instead witnessed a wide…