About our Partners
Africa Writes is organised by the Royal African Society in partnership with a host of like-minded organisations and individuals. This year’s festival is organised in partnership with the British Library, with support from Arts Council England, the British Council, Garfield Weston Foundation, Miles Morland Foundation, Amazon Literary Partnership Grant and Facebook.

Thank you to our festival partners Afro Queer Studios, Arvon,Brittle Paper, Cassava Republic, Deaffest, Dialogue Books, Harper Collins, Kaduna Books and Arts Festival, KINFolk, Knights Of_, London Writers’ Salon, Nataal, Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra and Saqi Books.

If you would like to partner with us for this year’s festival, please do get in touch.

Our Venues

The British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection.

180 The Strand
180 The Strand is the heart of London’s creative community, an iconic Brutalist building that has been transformed into a cultural centre. At its core is 180 Studios, a network of production and exhibition spaces that supports emerging talent and provides a platform for creative growth.

Principal Partners

British Library
British Council
Miles Morland Foundation
Arts Council England