Meet the headliners – Africa Writes 2018

Africa Writes is back this summer with an exciting programme showcasing the best new writing from the continent and the diaspora. Our headline events from 29 June to 1 July highlight migration, identity and the future, and celebrate the poetic form. Meet the writers featured in the 2018 headline events and join us as we […]

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Africa Writes 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 April 2018 “Warsan Shire headlines the 2018 Africa Writes festival” In her first UK public appearance since her poetry reached millions of people in Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade, poet Warsan Shire will headline Africa Writes festival in London, Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. The UK’s biggest annual African […]

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Africa Writes 2018 Tickets

There are a number of ticket options available. Advance booking is strongly recommended. Please see below for more information and online booking links. You can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling the British Library Box Office on +44 (0)1937 546546 and the Rich Mix Box Office on +44 (0)20 7613 7498. Weekend Pass £18 This pass gets you into the […]

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Warsan Shire in Conversation

Warsan Shire in Conversation Sunday 1 July, British Library 17:30 – 18:45 £15 / £12 for RAS Members On a rare visit from the US, Warsan Shire joins Sheila Ruiz in conversation to discuss her work, process and inspiration Warsan Shire is a Somali-British writer and poet. Raised in northwest London, she has read and […]

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Contemporary Writing from Uganda: Celebrating Writivism at 5

Contemporary Writing from Uganda: Celebrating Writivism at 5 Thursday 12 April, 18:00 – 20:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,WC1H 0XG Back in 2012, the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) based in Kampala, Uganda, launched Writivism – an initiative to develop a literary infrastructure to identify, mentors and promote emerging African writers, […]

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Contemporary Writing from Uganda

Contemporary Writing from Uganda: Celebrating Writivism at 5 Thursday 12 April, 18:00 – 20:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,WC1H 0XG Back in 2012, the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) based in Kampala, Uganda, launched Writivism – an initiative that identifies, mentors and promotes emerging Africa-based writers, and hosts an annual literary […]

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Our contribution to a renewed Dutch development policy

With a fresh government in place in the Netherlands, the new minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, called on the public for input into her new policy through an online consultation. As an active contributor to the current knowledge agenda of Dutch development policy, we took up the opportunity to share our […]

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