Africa Writes 2021: Dates, Themes & Call for Ideas

Africa Writes festival returns for the month of September! We are returning with a blended virtual and in-person programme from 1 – 30 September both online and at The British Library. This year marks the ninth – and first biennial…

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…