Africa Writes 2016 has been made possible through the financial support  of Arts Council England, the British Library, the Miles Morland Foundation, the Centre of African Studies, University of London, and Morton Hotel, and partnership with the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group, Africa in Words, The Caine Prize, The Royal Society of Literature, Barbican Young Poets, BookShy Blogger, Commonwealth Writers, Counterpoint Arts, English PEN, SIDENSI, Afrikult.. African Reading Group (ARG!), Black Reading Group, Bahati Books, Cassava Republic Press, Kwani? Trust, Refugee Week, The Literary Consultancy, TRUE Africa, Numbi Arts and Writivism.

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


Principal Partners

Miles Morland Foundation
British Library
Centre of African Studies
Arts Council England



Caine Prize
Centre of African Studies
Commonwealth Horizontal
English Pen
Kwani Trust
Pelican Post
ZED Books
Book Shy
The Literary Consultancy
Africa in Words
All Party Parliamentary Group
Africa Reading Group
Bahati Books
Barbican Centre
Cassava Republic
Counterpoints Arts
I am Mariam
Morton Hotel
Nairobi African Markets Online Magazine
Royal Society of Literature
Black Applause
Refugee Week
Black Book Swap
TRUE Africa
Renaissance One
Top Radio 90.9