Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Saturday 30 June, British Library 15:45 – 16:30 Exploring the metaphysics of identity and being, and the mysteries of self. Irenosen Okojie chairs this pre-launch of Emezi’s highly-anticipated debut. About the book Ada has always been…

Cameroonian Literature 101

Cameroonian Literature 101 Saturday 30 June, British Library 16:30 – 17:30 Come and explore a wealth of books from Cameroon. With Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine in conversation with Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Ticket.  …

Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela

Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela Saturday 30 June, British Library 16:45 – 17:15 A new collection from the award-winning novelist. Intimate stories of longing and exile from Khartoum to London, the Gulf to Aberdeen. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday…

Hargeysa International Book Fair Pop-Up

Hargeysa International Book Fair Pop-Up Saturday 30 June, British Library 17:15 – 18:45 Launching the Hargeysa Breeze poetry collection from Somaliland with Mpalive Msiska, Martin Orwin and Jama Musse Jama. This anthology of poetry represents poetic responses by some of…

2018 Caine Prize Conversation

2018 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 30 June, British Library 17:30 – 18:45 Meet the shortlisted writers Nonyelum Ekwempu, Stacy Hardy, Olufunke Ogundimu, Makena Onjerika, and Wole Talabi. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Ticket.   Image credit: Caine Prize

New Writing from Uganda

New Writing from Uganda Sunday 1 July 11:15 – 12:15 Presenting exciting new work from young writers in the Odokonyero short fiction anthology and celebrating 5 years of Writivism. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day Ticket.  

The Making and Re-making of Zimbabwe

The Making and Re-making of Zimbabwe Sunday 1 July, British Library 11:30 – 12:45 Discussing history, memory and inventive new ways of telling the nation’s story with writers Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Panashe Chigumadzi. Chaired by Ranka Primorac. House of…

Small Magazines, Literary Networks & Self-Fashioning in Africa and the Diaspora

Small Magazines, Literary Networks & Self-Fashioning in Africa and the Diaspora Sunday 1 July, British Library 12:30 – 13:45 With Christopher Ouma, Kate Wallis, Madhu Krishnan, Nancy Adimora, Dzekashu MacViban and Jama Musse Jama. Exploring magazines in contemporary African literary…

Loving Womxn: Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing

Loving Womxn: Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing Sunday 1 July 13:00 – 14:15 Queer womxn’s narratives in Africa and the diaspora with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Trifonia Melibea Obono and Liv Little. Chaired by Eliza Anyangwe. This event brings together…