Africa Writes Young Voices

Africa Writes: Young Voices, our innovative creative writing workshop programme for schools, continues to spotlight the best writing from Africa and the diaspora for young audiences, whilst developing their creative voices. Since 2017, the talented poets and facilitators from the Africa Writes community have shared their own work and their inspirations with our students in […]

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Entrepreneurship: is there a blind assumption that this is a new economic domain?

The terms ‘entrepreneurs’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ have gained significant popularity in recent years, particularly in development, and it can be said that the ‘entrepreneurship domain’ is to a large extent formed. Despite this, leading authors and intellects are yet to agree on what exactly these terms mean and the parameters that hold this domain together. This […]

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Africa Writes 2019: Young Adults Giveaway!

Win Saturday Day passes to Africa Writes 2019! Join us for a day of exploring, creating and interrogating what it means to be a young Black person in Britain today! On Saturday 6 July, Africa Writes 2019 present a carefully curated workshop and event aimed at audiences from 16+. Young people will be inspired to […]

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Finding My Way Back Home – The Power of Folktales

Finding My Way Back Home – The Power of Folktales Maïmouna Jallow Mze Jomo Kenyatta was facing Mount Kenya when he had his epiphany. Some 500 kilometers southeastwards, I was facing the Indian Ocean when I had mine, and it came to me through a folktale. The fading light gave the sea a mercury-like quality, […]

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Free events at Africa Writes Bristol 2019!

FREE events at Africa Writes Bristol 2019! Saturday 29 June, Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH   Africa Writes Bristol presents a whole day of free events at the Malcolm X Community Centre Centre. As part of our celebration of the literature and culture of Africa and the diaspora, we will […]

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Africa Writes 2019 Programme

Africa Writes 2019 Programme Friday 5 July – Sunday 7 July The British Library From Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and its diaspora, for the eighth edition of Africa Writes! This exciting literary weekend features writers […]

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Our Daughters’ Fathers

Our Daughters’ Fathers Saturday 6 July, 11:15 – 12:30 British Library Knowledge Centre, Main Auditorium With Theresa Lola, Keisha Thompson, Sitawa Namwalie & Fatimah Kelleher. Love, fear, pain and joy – just some of the things that characterise daughters’ relationships with their fathers and grandfathers. In this session, we bring together poets and playwrights who […]

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Africa in London

Africa in London Saturday 6 July, 11:30 – 12:15 British Library Knowledge Centre, Bronte Room Join us for a collective listening session to hear the diverse sounds and stories of Africans living in London and an artistic response to these testimonies. We come together to explore a range of experiences and reflections collected by the […]

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Meet the 2018 Caine Prize Shortlisted Writers!

The shortlist for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring stories that tackle “the ordinary in an extraordinary manner” and celebrate the diversity of the African short-story writing tradition for the twentieth edition of the Prize. The five-writer shortlist, which includes authors from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria, was announced by […]

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