The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Saturday 2 July  13:30 – 14:00 FREE Launch of the latest novel by Barbadian-born writer and architect Yewande Omotoso, who grew up in Nigeria and now lives in South Africa. A wickedly funny…

2016 Caine Prize Reading Group Event

2016 Caine Prize Reading Group Event Saturday 2 July  10:30 – 12:00 FREE Bronte/ Bâ Room A closed event for reading group members to meet the short-listed writers and discuss their stories. If you have a reading group that would like…

Sex, Love and Poetry

Sex, Love & Poetry Friday 1 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 Join us for an evening of readings and uncensored conversation on sex, love and desire spanning the sexuality spectrum and the African Diaspora experience. With daring work that…

Meet The Publishers

Meet the Publishers Friday 1 July 16.00 – 17.30 FREE 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…

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature

Fresh Perspectives on African Literature Friday 1 July 14.00 – 15.30 FREE Presenting exciting new scholarship from PhD students, early career scholars and independent researchers that opens up ideas of, and approaches to, ‘African literatures’. Panellists: Scott Newman (Northwestern University)…

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering

Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering Friday 1 July 10.00 – 13.45 FREE This year, our annual symposium aims to explore the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and re-membering, and its impact on society.  We look…

Africa Writes 2016: Programme

  Africa Writes 2016 Programme .pdf Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th year, Africa Writes 2016 will bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and exciting three days! Every…

Caine Prize 2016: Shortlist announced!

On Monday 4 July 2016, the day after the UK’s biggest African literature festival – Africa Writes, The Caine Prize for African Writing will announce its winner at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK. Every year a panel of judges…