Category: Past Festivals

Africa Writes 2015: Programme Summary

Africa Writes, the Royal African Society’s annual literature and book festival, returned for its fourth year running . The festival took place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July at the British Library. Africa Writes showcases established and emerging literary…

Africa Writes 2014: Programme Summary

Africa Writes 2014 opened with a heady mix of femininity, politics and poetry on 11th July when Warsan Shire, London’s Young Poet Laureate joined an exciting line-up of voices to reclaim the feminine voice in literature. The festival’s headline event…

West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song

Saturday 4th July, 10.00-10.45 A preview of the British Library’s forthcoming exhibition with Dr Marion Wallace, Lead Curator, African Collections ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’ is the British Library’s next major exhibition, opening on 16 October 2015 and running until…

Romance in the Digital Age

Saturday 4 July, 12.15 – 13.15, FREE – Our panel discusses the changing nature of romance publishing, examining how current modes of digital distribution are opening up new possibilities for authors and publishers across Africa.

Africa in Translation: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Friday 3 July, 10:15 – 13.00, FREE Our annual translation symposium this year focuses on Love, taking Ankara Press’s ground-breaking Valentine’s Day Anthology of African Romance as a starting point.