Investing in food security and agriculture: the changing landscape

To implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, developing countries will have to increasingly rely on domestic finance for investment in agriculture. As public funding for agriculture decreases, the role of private investment and, in particular, smallholder farmers, needs to be scaled up to achieve sustainable food security. To stimulate this process, governments focus more […]

Read More »

Africa Writes 2016: The Round-Up

Written by Kelechi Iwumene Africa Writes 2016: A whirlwind weekend for African literature that celebrated the festival’s fifth year at The British Library, 1-3 July.  From  Bisi Alimi’s drag alter ego, to the fiery wisdom of Nawal El Saadawi, to the literary inspirations of Akala; Africa Writes 2016 brought together some of the best writers, […]

Read More »

A Brief History of Africa Writes

A Brief History of Africa Writes – by Sheila Ruiz, Head of Programmes, Partnerships & Operations at The Royal African Society  The idea was simple – to offer an annual platform to showcase established and emerging literary talent from across Africa and its Diaspora. The aim was clear – to connect diverse London audiences with contemporary […]

Read More »

Come and find ‘Osogbo’s Feet’

Come and find ‘Osogbo’s Feet’ Sunday 3 July 16:15 – 17:15, Dickens/ Nwapa Room Drop-in family session for all ages How does Africa look when transformed through children’s imaginations, and how can we develop new ways of telling African stories that invite children to participate? In this workshop we present our work-in- progress story ‘Osogbo’s Feet’, based […]

Read More »

True Africa at Africa Writes

One of our media partners this year is TRUE Africa. Awut Atak is an editorial assistant at the new media platform and she tells us what they do to champion young African writing and how you can get involved. *** It’s almost exactly a year to the day since I joined the TRUE Africa team, […]

Read More »

A Child’s Eye View of Corruption

A Child’s Eye View of Corruption[1] A review of Robtel Neajai Pailey’s Gbagba by Daniel Agbiboa Corruption has become the real stuff of public discourse and everyday practice in many African societies, implicating both citizens and subjects, both public and private life. During the course of a recent fieldwork in my native Nigeria, I was repeatedly […]

Read More »