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Our Bodies Speak Poetry: Meet the Poets

Our Bodies Speak Poetry, our first headline event, is set to be an exciting evening filled with awe-inspiring storytelling, and a poetical exploration into our relationship with the (physical, political, and fantastical) body. The evening will open with a dance…

#EastAfricaArts Scoping Trip: Africa Writes visits Kigali

In March 2019 Africa Writes festival co-producers, Caitlin Pearson and Marcelle Akita, travelled to Rwanda and Kenya on a scoping trip funded by British Council to connect with literature professionals. This trip was especially important for this year’s festival programme,…

A Life Transcending Borders: The Legacy of Margaret Busby OBE

A Snapshot of Margaret Busby’s Illustrious Career Born in Accra to parents of Bajan, Trinidadian and Dominican origin, and educated in London University, Margaret Busby’s legacy certainly transcends borders. In the 1960s,  became Britain’s youngest and first black female book…

AFREADA X AFRICA WRITES COMPETITION: FEATURING CHIGOZIE OBIOMA

The AFREADA x Africa Writes Competition is back! As we prepare for #AfricaWrites2019 we are excited to announce that the Africa Writes x AFREADA competition has returned for the third year running! As part of this year’s programme, we will…

Meet the headliners – Africa Writes 2019

Africa Writes is back this summer with an exciting programme showcasing the best new writing from the continent and the diaspora, Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July at the British Library. As well as a vibrant day time programme…

Africa Writes 2018 Podcast Series: Panel Discussions

The Africa Writes 2018 Podcast Series is here! Re-live the highlights of the festival on our Mixcloud to catch some of your favourite panel discussions, book launches, round-tables and workshops, and our Young Voices programme. If you missed the festival…

Africa Writes 2018: The Round-Up

Baindu Kallon & Ralitsa Chorbadzhiyska This year, Africa Writes took place at the British Library from 29 June – 1 July. The festival brought together African literature lovers, authors and performers to celebrate literature from the continent and the diaspora….