Swipe left for Africa

Mobile phones have been slowly transforming society within African countries. Many Africans look to their mobile to provide services that their local area may fail to provide. Banking, health, and farming apps have contributed to help manage and improve the…

The F Word: Harassment and #killallmen

Continued from The F Word (Episode 1): An Introduction K: Let me read some vital statistics to you about harassment of women. I’ve been reading this book and it has literally opened my eyes to a world that I was…

Safe House: Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa

Safe House – Exploring Creative Non-Fiction from Africa The Frontline Club, London, W2 1QJ Tuesday 31 May 2016, 19:00, £12.50/ £10  *** Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. On behalf of all the organisers, our apologies. All those who…

Writing Africa: 50 years

Sunday 3rd July 2016 14:00 – 16:30 Eliot/ Ogot Room FREE – Advanced booking required (email afrikultinfo@gmail.com)  The workshop marks the 50th anniversary of Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino, Grace Ogot’s Promised Land and Flora Nwapa’s Efuru. Through an engaging…

The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

The Immigrant Sunday 3 July 17.30-19.30 £8 /£6/ £5 The Immigrant is a provocative play that explores what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the world. Set in 2116, Oliver, a Brit seeking…

Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh

Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh Sunday 3 July 16:00 – 16:30 FREE Described as a ‘hallucinogenic post-apocalyptic carnival ride’, this debut novel published by Kwani? Trust is no ordinary adventure story. Through genre-shifting prose and 50 illustrations, Nikhil Singh…

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 15:45 FREE With writers Leye Adenle, Nikhil Singh and Frances Mensah Williams. Chaired by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. From crime writing to international women’s fiction, sci-fi and fantasy – what are…

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo Sunday 3 July 13:45-14:15 FREE We welcome back Chuma Nwokolo to launch the second volume of his successful short story collection. These tales boldly range over Nigeriana,…

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in conversation Saturday 2 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 The internationally renowned writer, novelist, psychiatrist and fighter for women’s rights was born in 1931, in a village outside Cairo, and wrote…

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 2 July  16:30 – 18:00 FREE The Caine Prize maps new directions in contemporary African writing. Join the 2016 shortlisted writers Abdul Adan, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Tope Folarin, Bongani Kona and Lidudumalingani. Chaired by…