Read excerpt of ‘If I Don’t Have You’ by Sareeta Domingo

Africa Writes have teamed up with Jacaranda Books to bring you a delightful monthly read from the publisher’s Twenty in 2020 releases. In July we are spotlighting If I Don’t Have You by Sareeta Domingo. Here’s a short blurb: A #TwentyIn2020…

Africa Writes 2020 Online Series Programme

As of 2019, Africa Writes festival adopted a biennial model with the aim of returning with a full summer festival weekend at the British Library in 2021. With this in mind we planned and programmed two very special events for…

2020 AKO Caine Prize Conversation

2020 AKO Caine Prize Conversation Monday 20 July, 19:00 – 20:30 (BST) Location: Zoom (streamed on Facebook Live) Price: FREE (suggested donations: £2 / £5 / £10) With Erica Sugo Anyadike (Tanzania), Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria & UK), Jowhor Ile (Nigeria), Rémy…

Read excerpt of ‘Bad Love’ by Maame Blue

Africa Writes have teamed up with Jacaranda Books to bring you a delightful monthly read from the publisher’s Twenty in 2020 releases. In June we are spotlighting Bad Love by Maame Blue. Here’s a short blurb: #TwentyIn2020 romance Bad Love is…

Job Vacancy: Education Programme Manager

We at the Royal African Society are looking for a dynamic, innovative Programme Manager who is committed to enhancing cultural representation in the curriculum and improving educational outcomes for children. The Programme Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of the…

Podcasts on Race, Anti-Racism and African Literature

We, at Africa Writes, stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Black Trans Lives Matter. Black Women’s Lives Matter. Black Children’s Lives Matter. In this trying time for many of us, especially for the global Black community, there has been…

Poetry in the Primary Classroom

We have secured funding to embark on an exciting new project, Poetry in the Primary Classroom in partnership with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) which will run over two years between September 2020 and December 2021. The…

Africa Writes 2019 Podcasts

It’s coming up to a year since Africa Writes 2019 and we wanted to share some of the highlights from last year’s festivals now transformed into podcasts on our Mixcloud. Listen to some of your favourite panel discussions, performances, book…

Lockdown Launches: 6 Book Releases You May Have Missed

It’s been a long nine weeks of lockdown without physical book launch events – thankfully IG Lives, Zoom and other video conference forums have stepped in to create a new experience of engaging with the latest releases. But maybe you…