Poetry in the Primary Classroom

Our education & outreach programme has grown and flourished since it was established in 2016. In the past four years we have developed a strong network of schools, teachers and cultural organisations who share our aims of improving diversity in…

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…

9 Books Critiquing African Masculinity

On Sunday 7 July at Africa Writes 2019, we hosted our popular flagship panel African Books to Inspire with a special focus on masculinity featuring Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Peter Kimani, Sulaiman Addonia and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. This panel examined the construction of…

AFRICA WRITES 2019: THE ROUND-UP

AFRICA WRITES 2019 FESTIVAL ROUND UP From Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July, Africa Writes 2019 brought lovers of African literature to the British Library for a fantastic literary festival! It was a busy summer weekend for London, as…

Africa Writes Young Voices

Africa Writes: Young Voices, our innovative creative writing workshop programme for schools, continues to spotlight the best writing from Africa and the diaspora for young audiences, whilst developing their creative voices. Since 2017, the talented poets and facilitators from the…

Africa Writes 2019: Young Adults Giveaway!

Win Saturday Day passes to Africa Writes 2019! Join us for a day of exploring, creating and interrogating what it means to be a young Black person in Britain today! On Saturday 6 July, Africa Writes 2019 present a carefully…