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…

Read excerpt of ‘Deadly Sacrifice’ by Stella Oni

Africa Writes have teamed up with Jacaranda Books to bring you a delightful monthly read from the publisher’s Twenty in 2020 releases. In September we are spotlighting Deadly Sacrifice by Stella Oni. Here’s a short blurb: #TwentyIn2020 mystery begins as…

Symposium – How should we write Yorùbá?

Symposium – How should we write Yorùbá? Date: Wednesday 2 September – Thursday 3 September Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (BST/WAT both days) Tickets: FREE Two webinars on writing Yorùbá, a major language of West Africa, in the 21st century.  …

Africa Writes x First Five Live with Yomi Ṣode

Africa Writes x First Five Live with Yomi Ṣode Date: Thursday 27 August Time: 19:00 – 20:15 (BST) Location: Zoom (streamed on Facebook Live) Tickets: FREE (suggested donations £2 / £5 / £10) With Yomi Ṣode and Paul Mendez. First…

Kenkey Party: Ghanaian Storytelling for Children

Kenkey Party: Ghanaian Storytelling for Children Tuesday 25 August, 14:00 – 14:30 (BST) Location: Zoom Tickets: FREE (suggested donations £2 / £5 / £10) With Oyoo Nii-Owoo and Efua Okine. Leebi ko lɛ, Kɔmi kɛ kenaŋ eba Akwei kɛ Naa…

Stories of Silk: Somali Storytelling for Children

Stories of Silk: Somali Storytelling for children Tuesday 25 August, 11:00 – 11:30 (BST) Location: Zoom Tickets: FREE (suggested donations £2 / £5 / £10) With Deqa M Abdi. Sheekoysheeko, sheekoxariir ah, shimbir baa dhuustay, shaah bay karisay…..koob bay shubatay….

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…

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…