Category: Blog

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…

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…

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;…