Category: Featured

In Praise of Still Boys

IN PERSON ONLY Monday 4 October, 19:00 – 20:30 BST Venue: 180 The Strand Tickets: £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can) A meditative evening exploring boyhood, the Atlantic ocean and magic.  We are pleased to be presenting an…

Happy Here

DIGITAL ONLY Friday 15 October, 18:00-19:00 (BST) Venue: Crowdcast Tickets: FREE/£2/£5/£10 (Pay What You Can) With Patrice Lawrence, Dorcas Magbadelo and Leah Boleto. Listen to stories of family, friendship, laughter, magic and peril from Happy Here. Come and listen to…

Inherited: All Our Names

Inherited: All Our Names

IN PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED Africa Writes 2021 Headline Event Saturday 23 October, 17:30 – 19:00 (BST) Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5*  A rhythmic evening of poetry, dance and sound exploring names we…

Dismantling the Patriarchy: Mona Eltahawy in conversation

IN PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED Africa Writes 2021 Headline Event Sunday 24 October, 17:00 – 18:30 (BST) Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5* A bold, uncompromising feminist manifesto on how to defy, disrupt and…

Poetry in the Primary Classroom Roundtable

DIGITAL ONLY Africa Writes Young Voices 2021 Friday 24 September, 13:00 – 14:30 (BST) Venue: British Library Player Tickets: FREE With Farrah Serroukh, Charlotte Hacking, Ruth Awolola, Gaby Wilson and Olivia Danso. We are hosting an education round-table event, for…

2021 AKO Caine Prize Conversation

2021 AKO Caine Prize Conversation Monday 19 July, 19:00 – 20:30 (BST) Location: British Library Player Tickets: FREE An evening with the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing shortlisted writers, chaired by Kinna Likimani. This is an online event hosted…

Intern at Africa Writes 2021!

**APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED** Would you like to join our team? We are currently recruiting for an Africa Writes 2021 Production Intern and an Africa Writes 2021 Marketing Intern. We are looking for two individuals who are passionate about African literature and social media…

Africa Writes 2021: Dates, Themes & Call for Ideas

**Dates for Africa Writes 2021 have now moved to 4 – 24 October** Due to external factors, the festival has moved from September to October. This webpage has been updated with the new dates.   Africa Writes festival returns for…

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…