Africa Writes 2017 is made possible through the financial support of  the British Library, the British Council, the Miles Morland Foundation, the Sigrid Rausing Trust and the Centre of African Studies, University of London, and partnership with a host of organisations including Africa in Words, The Caine Prize, The Royal Society of Literature, BookShy Blogger, SIDENSI, Afrikult., Cassava Republic Press, Jalada Africa, Huza Press, Community Development Initiatives, Transition Journal, Matugga Rum, Morton Hotel and many more.

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
Brittle Paper
Matugga Rum
New Beacon Books