Author Archives: Africa Writes

Poetry in the Primary Classroom Blog: A time for reflection

Workshop 5: A time for reflection As we hit the halfway mark on 2021, we at the Royal African Society wanted to take the time to reflect on our 5th and final workshop in the Poetry in the Primary Classroom…

Poetry in the Primary Classroom Blog: Rhythm and Poetry

Workshop 3: Learning rhythm and poetry We believe there’s a rhythm and poetry to life – which is why we at the Royal African Society were so excited for the third workshop in the Poetry in the Primary Classroom programme…

Poetry in the Primary Classroom Blog: Confidence and motivation 

Workshop 2: Learning confidence and motivation We could all use a confidence boost right now, couldn’t we? Which is probably why our second workshop for the Poetry in the Primary Classroom Programme couldn’t have come at a better time. In…

In Praise of Still Boys

IN PERSON ONLY Monday 4 October, 19:00 – 20:30 BST Venue: 180 The Strand Tickets: £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can) A meditative evening exploring boyhood, the Atlantic ocean and magic.  We are pleased to be presenting an…

Inherited: All Our Names

Inherited: All Our Names

IN PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED Africa Writes 2021 Headline Event Saturday 23 October, 17:30 – 19:00 (BST) Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5*  A rhythmic evening of poetry, dance and sound exploring names we…

Dismantling the Patriarchy: Mona Eltahawy in conversation

IN PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED Africa Writes 2021 Headline Event Sunday 24 October, 17:00 – 18:30 (BST) Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5* A bold, uncompromising feminist manifesto on how to defy, disrupt and…

Poetry in the Primary Classroom Roundtable

DIGITAL ONLY Africa Writes Young Voices 2021 Friday 24 September, 13:00 – 14:30 (BST) Venue: British Library Player Tickets: FREE With Farrah Serroukh, Charlotte Hacking, Ruth Awolola, Gaby Wilson and Olivia Danso. We are hosting an education round-table event, for…

Africa Writes 2021 Headliners

This October, Africa Writes, the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and diaspora literature, explores boyhood, dismantles patriarchy and questions inheritance 4 – 24 October 2021 | www.africawrites.org  Africa Writes, the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and diaspora literature…

Africa Writes 2021 Tickets

There are a number of ticket options available. Advance booking is strongly recommended. Please see below for more information and online booking links. You can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling the British Library Box Office on +44 (0)1937 546546. The festival…