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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Building an inclusive narrative and focusing on integration: the new way forward

When politicians recognize that refugees remain refugees for a long time, it becomes necessary to redesign the refugee system. We need to focus on shaping the narrative to increase public support and prevent a far-right surge. We also need to move away from refugee camps and design hybrid solutions that benefit host communities as well. […]

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Does the world know what it wants in the Sahel?

Since the crisis broke out in Mali in 2012, the Sahel region has become increasingly vulnerable. The G5 Sahel joint security force shows promise, but the international community and G5 states should evaluate their objectives and commitment to the force to meet the needs of local populations. Source: BROKERS

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Africa Writes 2018 – Save the Date

Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July Brought to you by The Royal African Society Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. We’ve had an amazing response to our call for contributions and are busy cooking up a treat […]

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