Category: Past Festivals

Africa Writes: Two Writers, Two Generations

An intimate conversation between acclaimed author and theorist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and his son, Mukoma wa Ngugi, a rising star in African Literature. Chaired by Margaret Busby (critic, writer and editor). Ngugi wa Thiong’o was one of the leading lights…

Africa Writes 2012: Caine Prize Authors meet their audience

Event featuring the five short-listed authors for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing: Elnathan John, Tope Folarin, Pede Hollist, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and Chinelo Okparanta. Chairs: Tricia Wombell (Black Book News / Black Reading Group) & Jacqueline Auma (London…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Africa Writes 2012 Lecture

Marking the 50th anniversary of the African Writers Series, Chimamanda, Africa’s foremost young novelist, spoke about the AWS books she read as a child and paid tribute to the African women writers who inspired her. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Africa Writes…

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