Tag: Sunday

Writing Blackness: Mostly Lit LIVE at Africa Writes

Writing Blackness: Mostly Lit LIVE at Africa Writes Sunday 2 July 15:45 – 16:45 Exploring the intersection of literature and black culture with Alex Reads, Reckless Rai and Derek W. Join the Mostly Lit team as they interrogate black characterisation…

Remembering Buchi Emecheta

  Paying tribute to the pioneering Nigerian writer with Sylvester Onwordi, Margaret Busby, Louisa Egbunike, Kadija George and Ade Solanke. Buchi Emecheta was a Nigerian author who received great acclaim for her work internationally as the author of more than…

African Books to Inspire: Buchi Emecheta Bookclub

A bookclub discussion of your favourite Buchi Emecheta books, hosted by bookshy, Afrikult. and Afreada. Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, Zaahida Nabagereka and Nancy Adimora invite fans of Buchi Emecheta to discuss and celebrate pioneering Nigerian-British writer’s enlightening body of work. From fiction…

Archives for Writers

What stories hide amidst our archives? In what ways can archives provoke creative responses? How do we gain access to archive material? Join some of London’s leading curators for this panel discussion and gain unique insights into how to navigate their collections,…

The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Silá

The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Silá Sunday 2 July 15:30 – 16:15 The first novel ever to be translated into English from Guinea Bissau, The Ultimate Tragedy is a tale of love and emerging political awareness in an Africa beginning to challenge Portuguese…

How to Reach the Readers: Publishing in Africa

  How to Reach the Readers: Publishing in Africa Sunday 2 July 14:00 – 15:15 With Louise Umutoni (Huza Press), Billy Kahora (Kwani? Trust), Goretti Kyomuhendo (African Writers Trust) and Ruth Sorby of Worldreader.  Chaired by Emma Shercliff. What innovative…

Translation Roundtable

Translation Roundtable Sunday 2 July 13:00-15:15 With Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Richard Odour Oduku, Wanjeri Gakuru & Moses Kilolo of Jalada Africa (via Skype), Abdulai Silá & Jethro Soutar. Chaired by Dr Martin Orwin. We uncover the processes and politics of…

Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals

Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals Sunday 2 July 15:15 – 16:30     Many lament the decline in, or absence of, a culture of reading in Africa as elsewhere. Yet in recent years we have instead witnessed a wide…

Archives for Writers: Krio Heritage and Culture

 This year, the RAS Education Programme is reaching out to adult communities as well as schools to develop creative writing in response to African culture and heritage. In line with one of this year’s Africa Writes  themes, Archives for Writers,…