Warsan Shire in Conversation Postponed to 21 January 2019

Warsan Shire in Conversation on Sunday 1 July, the headline event of Africa Writes 2018 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Warsan Shire is currently recovering from a serious health issue and will not be able to come to the festival on Sunday 1 July. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. The event […]

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2018: The Year of the Womxn?

#Metoo, #YoTambien and #BalanceTonPorc are among the many movements last year which called attention to sexual harassment and the treatment of women in society. Drawing from this momentum, 2018 was championed as The Year of the Woman. It’s the year where women and their issues would be at the forefront. We’re about halfway through 2018 […]

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Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway!

Because we are the gift that keeps on giving, find out how you can win a festival weekend pass for Africa Writes 2018 and £50 worth of books. We bring you Africa Writes 2018 Giveaway! Our festival giveaway features: One festival weekend pass to the day-time events at Africa Writes 2018; One Africa Writes 2018 […]

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Africa Writes x COAT Competition!

We’re offering two lucky winners an exclusive goody bag and free ticket to watch COAT by Yomi Ṣode at Africa Writes 2018! What’s in the goody bag? Here’s the list of goodies to snack on; A signed copy of COAT play book launching at the festival; One of the limited wooden #COATshow cooking spoons; Yomi Ṣode’s […]

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African Publishing houses to keep your eyes on

Published 13 June 2018 African publishing houses, like anywhere in the world, vary between physical and digital, ones that focus on fiction or non-fiction, adult or children’s literature. What is important to them, however, is their individual mission and the drive behind their creation. This list presents 6 publishers from 4 countries on the continent, […]

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Playlist – These Bones Will Rise Again

Re-posted with kind permission of The Indigo Press. Ahead of Panashe Chigumadzi‘s appearances at Africa Writes 2018 (The Making & Re-Making of Zimbabwe & African Books to Inspire), listen to the playlist she has curated to accompany the publication of These Bones Will Rise Again, taking the listener on a musical journey through over 70 years […]

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Africa Writes Statement on Enkare Review

Africa Writes Statement on Enkare Review: On Monday 11 June 2018 we were alerted on social media to a dispute between the Enkare Review team and their former editor Troy Onyango, which was made public following the loss of the team’s access to the publication’s website. We invited Troy Onyango to Africa Writes to speak […]

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Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Books of Africa Writes 2018 Re-posted from www.bookshybooks.com Our partner bookshybooks posted this great piece about covers of the featured books at Africa Writes 2018! Africa Writes – the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival – is back. Well, it will soon come. It’s taking place from Friday […]

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Africa Writes 2018 Programme

Africa Writes 2018 Programme Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July British Library & Rich Mix, London DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME From Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and its diaspora, for the seventh edition of Africa Writes! […]

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