Category: Africa Writes 2020

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…

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…

Kenkey Party: Ghanaian Storytelling for Children

Kenkey Party: Ghanaian Storytelling for Children Tuesday 25 August, 14:00 – 14:30 (BST) Location: Zoom Tickets: FREE (suggested donations £2 / £5 / £10) With Oyoo Nii-Owoo and Efua Okine. Leebi ko lɛ, Kɔmi kɛ kenaŋ eba Akwei kɛ Naa…

Stories of Silk: Somali Storytelling for Children

Stories of Silk: Somali Storytelling for children Tuesday 25 August, 11:00 – 11:30 (BST) Location: Zoom Tickets: FREE (suggested donations £2 / £5 / £10) With Deqa M Abdi. Sheekoysheeko, sheekoxariir ah, shimbir baa dhuustay, shaah bay karisay…..koob bay shubatay….

2020 AKO Caine Prize Conversation

2020 AKO Caine Prize Conversation Monday 20 July, 19:00 – 20:30 (BST) Location: Zoom (streamed on Facebook Live) Price: FREE (suggested donations: £2 / £5 / £10) With Erica Sugo Anyadike (Tanzania), Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria & UK), Jowhor Ile (Nigeria), Rémy…

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