Remembering Buchi Emecheta

  Paying tribute to the pioneering British Nigerian writer with Sylvester Onwordi, Margaret Busby, Louisa Egbunike, Ade Solanke and others. Included in Weekend Pass and Sunday Day Ticket. Image: courtesy of Buchi Emecheta’s family Source: Aftrican Writers

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The Issue of Fear

The Issue of Fear Saturday 1 July 16:45 – 18:00   Launch of the Jalada 05/Transition 123 collaborative issue with Sara Bruya, Nicole Terez Dutton, Tayu Neogy and Wanjeri Gakuru in conversation with Ellah Allfrey. Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a […]

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Tickets

There are a number of ticket options available, please see below for more information. Advance booking is strongly recommended. Weekend Pass Weekend tickets allow access to all sessions on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July, excluding the evening events Dreams and Deceptions and Alain Mabanckou in conversation, which are ticketed separately. BOOK NOW Saturday Day […]

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Fertile Ground? Climate Change and Jihadism in Mali

The epicenter of violence in the unstable country of Mali has historically been in the north, a contested region from where Touareg separatist and jihadist armed groups launched an insurgency against the state in 2012. But over the last two years, there has been a marked shift in communal and anti-state violence to the central […]

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Ukrainian Maidan movement, beyond Kyiv

Local protests played an important role in sustaining Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity in 2013/14, contributing to its success in ousting President Yanukovych’s authoritarian regime. They also helped to consolidate a comprehensive post-Maidan national reform agenda and pushed for a complete revision of relations between Kyiv and the regions in Ukraine. However, at the local level, […]

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Krio Heritage session

This year, the RAS Education Programme is reaching out to adult communities as well as schools to develop creative writing in response to African culture and heritage. In line with one of this year’s Africa Writes  themes, Archives for Writers, we have programmed a series of creative writing sessions for members of the Krio community. […]

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Teenagers are leading the charge against corruption in Slovakia

A Facebook campaign has started one of the largest anticorruption protests in Slovakia since the Velvet Revolution in November 1989. On 18 April, only two weeks after the campaign started, some 10,000 people took to the streets of Bratislava to express their support for the protest. According to the organizers – 18-year old secondary school students […]

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