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…

Books In Your Ears: On Literary Podcasts

Books In Your Ears: On Literary Podcasts Sunday 1 July 14:00 – 15:15 With contributors from Not Another Book Podcast, BakwaCast, No Bindings, 2 Girls & A Pod and Africa in Words. A discussion looking at one of the most exciting trends in African…

Lives of Great Men by Chiké Frankie Edozien

Lives of Great Men by Chiké Frankie Edozien Sunday 1 July, British Library 14:30 – 15:00 Contemporary snapshots of those living and loving as gay African men, triumphing and finding joy in the face of adversity. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day…

Africa in Translation Masterclass

Africa in Translation Masterclass Sunday 1 July, British Library 14:30 – 16:30 | £15, £12 This 2-hour masterclass with Wangui wa Goro is designed for translators who are either interested, starting out, or experienced in the craft of translating literary texts out of and…

African Books to Inspire

African Books to Inspire Sunday 1 July 15:15 – 16:30 Writers Akwaeke Emezi, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Panashe Chigumadzi talk about the books that have inspired them. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day Ticket.  

Meet Octavia Poetry Collective

Meet Octavia, the poetry collective for womxn of colour, founded by Rachel Long. Octavia was born in response to the lack of representation and inclusivity in literature and academia. Since 2015, Octavia have come together to read beyond the canon and…

COAT recalls home on your taste buds

  Yomi Sode’s COAT brings a sizzling performance to the stage, one that evokes all the senses. The show explores the relationship between food and growing up British-Nigerian in London, and is all about food’s significance in identity, home and…

COAT – SOLD OUT

Friday 29 June, British Library 20:00 – 21:00 (Doors at 19:30) £12 / £9.60 for RAS Members Yomi Ṣode opens Africa Writes 2018 with a special performance of his previously sold-out show. Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London, a…

Africa Writes 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 April 2018 “Warsan Shire headlines the 2018 Africa Writes festival” In her first UK public appearance since her poetry reached millions of people in Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade, poet Warsan Shire will headline Africa Writes festival…