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Alain Mabanckou brings Sapology to #AfricaWrites17

To celebrate Alain Mabanckou’s unique style, come dressed to impress to his talk on July 2nd in your best dandy clothes and sapeur garments and win a signed copy of his novel Black Moses. Get your tickets here Not sure what are…

Me, Myself and Alain: On My Mission to Read Alain Mabanckou’s Books

This article was originally published by BookShy and is republished here with the permission of the author Alain Mabanckou’s works in English Back in May 2012, I wrote a post revealing my obsession with wanting to read every book ever published by…

On Alain Mabanckou | An Essay

This article was originally published by Brittle Paper and is republished here with the permission of the author Alain Mabankcou spent his childhood in Pointe-Noire, a port city in Congo-Brazzaville. But Paris is where he came of age as a writer,…

5 Lusophone writers you should know

Abdulai Silá Born in 1958, Abdulai Silá lives in Bissau and combines telecommunications work with writing. He is the author of four novels: Eterna Paixão, A Última Tragédia, Mistida and Memórias SOManticas, as well as two plays: As Oracoes de…

5 Francophone writers to discover

Alain Mabanckou Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in the Congo. He currently lives in LA, where he teaches literature at UCLA. He is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels. He is the winner of the…

20 Of The Best African Novels To Read In Summer 2017

It’s coming to that time of the year, where the pace begins to slow down and our surroundings become open to the possibility of sunshine, ice cream and a relaxing book at your fingertips. Here’s a list of the perfect…

Archives for Writers: Krio Heritage and Culture

 This year, the RAS Education Programme is reaching out to adult communities as well as schools to develop creative writing in response to African culture and heritage. In line with one of this year’s Africa Writes  themes, Archives for Writers,…

AFREADA x Africa Writes Presents: Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty competition

With acclaimed Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou joining Africa Writes on July 2nd,  we’ve teamed up with AFREADA to run a short story writing competition with the chance to win £100! We are inviting writers, anywhere and everywhere, to participate in a 500-word…