7 Fun African Storytelling Activities for Young Children

As half-term comes to an end in the UK, and the looming prospect of an isolating Winter holiday break approaches, we’ve found these wonderful resources for parents and guardians to use with their children. Have a look and we hope…

Read excerpt from ‘Afterlives’ by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Africa Writes have teamed up with Bloomsbury to bring you an excerpt from Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Afterlives. Here’s a blurb of the historical fiction novel: Restless, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the Schutzruppe askari, the German colonial troops;…

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…