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Read excerpt of ‘If I Don’t Have You’ by Sareeta Domingo

Africa Writes have teamed up with Jacaranda Books to bring you a delightful monthly read from the publisher’s Twenty in 2020 releases. In July we are spotlighting If I Don’t Have You by Sareeta Domingo. Here’s a short blurb: A #TwentyIn2020…

Read excerpt of ‘Bad Love’ by Maame Blue

Africa Writes have teamed up with Jacaranda Books to bring you a delightful monthly read from the publisher’s Twenty in 2020 releases. In June we are spotlighting Bad Love by Maame Blue. Here’s a short blurb: #TwentyIn2020 romance Bad Love is…

Job Vacancy: Education Programme Manager

We at the Royal African Society are looking for a dynamic, innovative Programme Manager who is committed to enhancing cultural representation in the curriculum and improving educational outcomes for children. The Programme Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of the…

Podcasts on Race, Anti-Racism and African Literature

We, at Africa Writes, stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Black Trans Lives Matter. Black Women’s Lives Matter. Black Children’s Lives Matter. In this trying time for many of us, especially for the global Black community, there has been…

Africa Writes 2019 Podcasts

It’s coming up to a year since Africa Writes 2019 and we wanted to share some of the highlights from last year’s festivals now transformed into podcasts on our Mixcloud. Listen to some of your favourite panel discussions, performances, book…

Lockdown Launches: 6 Book Releases You May Have Missed

It’s been a long nine weeks of lockdown without physical book launch events – thankfully IG Lives, Zoom and other video conference forums have stepped in to create a new experience of engaging with the latest releases. But maybe you…

9 Books Critiquing African Masculinity

On Sunday 7 July at Africa Writes 2019, we hosted our popular flagship panel African Books to Inspire with a special focus on masculinity featuring Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Peter Kimani, Sulaiman Addonia and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. This panel examined the construction of…

AFRICA WRITES 2019: THE ROUND-UP

AFRICA WRITES 2019 FESTIVAL ROUND UP From Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July, Africa Writes 2019 brought lovers of African literature to the British Library for a fantastic literary festival! It was a busy summer weekend for London, as…