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100 Days of Cameroonian Literature

At Africa Writes 2018 we hosted a fascinating conversation between Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed of bookshybooks. Below you can find all the titles featured in the 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature social media campaign, republished with the kind…

A Guide to Africa Writes 2018 Book Fair

Africa Writes 2018 is finally here! While at the festival, be sure to head to our international book fair. The fair offers readers a large range of contemporary African literature and rare finds. You can purchase copies of the books…

2018: The Year of the Womxn?

#Metoo, #YoTambien and #BalanceTonPorc are among the many movements last year which called attention to sexual harassment and the treatment of women in society. Drawing from this momentum, 2018 was championed as The Year of the Woman. It’s the year…

Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway!

Because we are the gift that keeps on giving, find out how you can win a festival weekend pass for Africa Writes 2018 and £50 worth of books. We bring you Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway! Our festival giveaway features: One…

Africa Writes x COAT Competition!

We’re offering two lucky winners an exclusive goody bag and free ticket to watch COAT by Yomi Ṣode at Africa Writes 2018! What’s in the goody bag? Here’s the list of goodies to snack on; A signed copy of COAT play…

African Publishing houses to keep your eyes on

Published 13 June 2018 African publishing houses, like anywhere in the world, vary between physical and digital, ones that focus on fiction or non-fiction, adult or children’s literature. What is important to them, however, is their individual mission and the…

Playlist – These Bones Will Rise Again

Re-posted with kind permission of The Indigo Press. Ahead of Panashe Chigumadzi‘s appearances at Africa Writes 2018 (The Making & Re-Making of Zimbabwe & African Books to Inspire), listen to the playlist she has curated to accompany the publication of These…

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018 Re-posted from www.bookshybooks.com Our partner bookshybooks posted this great piece about covers of the featured books at Africa Writes 2018! Africa Writes – the Royal African Society’s annual…

Meet Octavia Poetry Collective

Meet Octavia, the poetry collective for womxn of colour, founded by Rachel Long. Octavia was born in response to the lack of representation and inclusivity in literature and academia. Since 2015, Octavia have come together to read beyond the canon and…