Africa Writes 2017 is made  through the financial support of Arts Council England, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Miles Morland Foundation, and Centre of African Studies, University of London, and partnership of these institutions and organisations: British Library, British Council, Afreada, Africa in Words, Afrikult., Autograph APB, Cassava Republic, D237, English PEN, Huza Press, Jalada Africa, Matugga Rum, Numbi, Octavia Poetry Collective, Poetry Translation Centre, Inua Ellams R.A.P. Party, Royal Society of Literature, Caine Prize for African Writing, The Literary Consultancy and Transition Journal.

We would like to thank the above and the many other individuals and organisations who have contributed to the festival.

Principal Partners

British Library
British Council
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Miles Morland Foundation
Arts Council England



Caine Prize
Centre of African Studies
Commonwealth Horizontal
English Pen
Kwani Trust
ZED Books
Book Shy
The Literary Consultancy
Africa in Words
Africa Reading Group
Cassava Republic
Morton Hotel
Numbi Arts
Brittle Paper
Matugga Rum
New Beacon Books
Mostly Lit
Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions
Krios Dot Com
Foyle Foundation