Tag: Africa Writes 2016

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 15:45 FREE With writers Leye Adenle, Nikhil Singh and Frances Mensah Williams. Chaired by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. From crime writing to international women’s fiction, sci-fi and fantasy – what are…

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo Sunday 3 July 13:45-14:15 FREE We welcome back Chuma Nwokolo to launch the second volume of his successful short story collection. These tales boldly range over Nigeriana,…

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in conversation Saturday 2 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 The internationally renowned writer, novelist, psychiatrist and fighter for women’s rights was born in 1931, in a village outside Cairo, and wrote…

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 2 July  16:30 – 18:00 FREE The Caine Prize maps new directions in contemporary African writing. Join the 2016 shortlisted writers Abdul Adan, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Tope Folarin, Bongani Kona and Lidudumalingani. Chaired by…

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability Saturday 2 July  12:00 – 13:15 FREE Who writes the narrative on Africa’s development trajectory?  Where are these narratives to be found, and how and why are they written? As work on the new UN…

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…