Why African Literature Matters

Why African Literature Matters Saturday 30 June 12:00 – 13:30 FREE Where is Africa in the UK literature curriculum? We discuss with educators championing diverse reading lists with Farrah Serroukh, Deirdre Osborne, JC Niala, Zaahida Nabagereka and Joanna Brown.       Source: Aftrican Writers

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Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch

Mostly Lit Live in conversation with Afua Hirsch Saturday 30 June 12:00 – 13:15 The award-winning books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit will host a live version of their show, featuring an in-conversation with journalist and broadcaster Afua Hirsch the author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity & Belonging (Penguin, 2018). Named by the Guardian and the BBC […]

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Mostly Lit LIVE – On Race, Identity & Belonging

Mostly Lit LIVE – On Race, Identity & Belonging Saturday 30 June 12:00 – 13:15 Afua Hirsch discusses her new book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging with Alex Reads, Reckless Rai and Derek W from the award-winning books and pop-culture podcast. Named by the Guardian and the BBC as one of the top podcasts of 2017, Mostly […]

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The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah Saturday 30 June 13:30 – 14:00 UK launch of Attah’s third novel. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, relationships, desires and struggles in women’s lives in 19th century Ghana. Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Ticket.   Source: Aftrican Writers

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Meet Octavia Poetry Collective

Meet Octavia, the poetry collective for womxn of colour, founded by Rachel Long. Octavia was born in response to the lack of representation and inclusivity in literature and academia. Since 2015, Octavia have come together to read beyond the canon and write themselves, currently housed at the Southbank Centre in London. They’ve been widely featured on […]

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Beyond good intentions – fair research partnerships essential for resilience in low income countries

When working towards sustainable solutions on global health, equity and development challenges, fair and equal partnerships in research collaboration are a major shortcoming. Investment in evidence generation that explicitly builds upon local research and science systems – through fair research partnerships – is an essential step. Without development of their national research system capacities, low […]

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AFREADA x Africa Writes Present: Warsan Shire Flash Fiction Competition

AFREADA x Africa Writes Present: Warsan Shire Flash Fiction Competition The UK’s biggest annual African literature festival is just around the corner and, as the creatures of habit that we are, we’ve decided to return with the AFREADA x Africa Writes Competition. This year’s exciting programme will showcase the very best writers and writing from […]

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Meet the 2018 Caine Prize Shortlisted Writers

Meet the 2018 Caine Prize Shortlisted Writers The shortlist is out!  Nonyelum Ekwempu, Stacy Hardy, Olufunke Ogundimu, Makena Onjerika and Wole Talabi will be joining us at Africa Writes 2018 on Saturday 30 June. We will hear hear excerpts from, and discuss their stories. On announcing the shortlist, the prize’s chair Dinaw Mengestu said: “The […]

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COAT recalls home on your taste buds

  Yomi Sode’s COAT brings a sizzling performance to the stage, one that evokes all the senses. The show explores the relationship between food and growing up British-Nigerian in London, and is all about food’s significance in identity, home and parental relationships that strain under the pressures of cultural differences and practices. The audience, and […]

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