African Books to Inspire: Makings of Masculinity

African Books to Inspire: Makings of Masculinity Sunday 7 July, 13:30 – 14:45 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium With Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Sulaiman Addonia and Peter Kimani. Chaired by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. Join us for an afternoon of books and inspiration…

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen Sunday 7 July, 15:30 – 18:30 £20 / £18 / £15 / £12 for RAS Members A double-bill of mythic Igbo traditions including a staged reading and a conversation with Chigozie Obioma Man Booker…

Our Bodies Speak Poetry: Meet the Poets

Our Bodies Speak Poetry, our first headline event, is set to be an exciting evening filled with awe-inspiring storytelling, and a poetical exploration into our relationship with the (physical, political, and fantastical) body. The evening will open with a dance…

#EastAfricaArts Scoping Trip: Africa Writes visits Kigali

In March 2019 Africa Writes festival co-producers, Caitlin Pearson and Marcelle Akita, travelled to Rwanda and Kenya on a scoping trip funded by British Council to connect with literature professionals. This trip was especially important for this year’s festival programme,…

A Life Transcending Borders: The Legacy of Margaret Busby OBE

A Snapshot of Margaret Busby’s Illustrious Career Born in Accra to parents of Bajan, Trinidadian and Dominican origin, and educated in London University, Margaret Busby’s legacy certainly transcends borders. In the 1960s,  became Britain’s youngest and first black female book…

AFREADA X AFRICA WRITES COMPETITION: FEATURING CHIGOZIE OBIOMA

The AFREADA x Africa Writes Competition is back! As we prepare for #AfricaWrites2019 we are excited to announce that the Africa Writes x AFREADA competition has returned for the third year running! As part of this year’s programme, we will…

Meet the headliners – Africa Writes 2019

Africa Writes is back this summer with an exciting programme showcasing the best new writing from the continent and the diaspora, Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July at the British Library. As well as a vibrant day time programme…

Africa Writes 2019 – Save the Date

Africa Writes 2019 Brought to you by the Royal African Society Friday 5th July – Sunday 7th July 2019 British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating…