Blurred Lines: Realism & Fantasy

DIGITAL ONLY Thursday 21 October, 18:30 – 20:00 BST Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE /£2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can) With Nii Ayikwei-Parkes, Boakyewaa Glover, Afia Atakora & others.   Exploring the blurred lines of fantasy and reality in…

Sex Lives of African Women

IN PERSON & LIVE STREAM Saturday 23 October, 14:30 – 16:00 BST Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player Tickets: Included in Saturday Day Pass With Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Desta Haile, Hibaq Osman and lyds.  Searingly honest, courageous and vulnerable…

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* (or also included in Saturday Day Pass) A rhythmic evening of…

Of This Our Country

IN PERSON & LIVE STREAM Sunday 24 October, 12:00 – 13:30 BST Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player Tickets: Included in Sunday Day Pass   With Chikodili Emelumadu, Inua Ellams and Abi Daré and readings from J K Chukwu,…

Wild Imperfections

IN PERSON & LIVE STREAM Sunday 24 October, 14:30 – 16:00 BST Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player Tickets: Included in Sunday Day Pass   With Natalia Molebatsi, Anni Domingo, Kadija Sesay, Olumide Popoola, Tj Dema and Tolu Agbelusi….

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* (or also included in Sunday Day Pass) A bold, uncompromising feminist…

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 hosted an education round-table event, for those…

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…

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…