Should and can development cooperation reduce labour migration?

When asked about solutions to the ‘refugee crisis’, politicians often refer to fighting the root causes of labour migration by improving living conditions in migrant regions of origin through development cooperation. However, the topic is highly controversial. Some people question whether development cooperation might be misused for preventing migration and others doubt whether it can […]

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100 Days of Cameroonian Literature

At Africa Writes 2018 we hosted a fascinating conversation between Dzekashu MacViban of Bakwa Magazine and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed of bookshybooks. Below you can find all the titles featured in the 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature social media campaign, republished with the kind permission of Bakwa Magazine. Enjoy! 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature For 100 days, between December […]

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The Broker and GDPR: our privacy statement

They were impossible to miss last month—e-mails about privacy regulations. People who are subscribed to digital newsletters were especially blown away by a huge amount of confirmation requests. At The Broker, the question of whether we comply with the new European privacy rules labelled ‘GDPR’ was also raised. After all, connecting people and organizations with […]

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A Guide to Africa Writes 2018 Book Fair

Africa Writes 2018 is finally here! While at the festival, be sure to head to our international book fair. The fair offers readers a large range of contemporary African literature and rare finds. You can purchase copies of the books written by our festival guest authors and get signed copies after the book launch events. […]

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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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