AFREADA X AFRICA WRITES COMPETITION: FEATURING CHIGOZIE OBIOMA

The AFREADA x Africa Writes Competition is back! As we prepare for #AfricaWrites2019 we are excited to announce that the Africa Writes x AFREADA competition has returned for the third year running! As part of this year’s programme, we will be in conversation with Man Book shortlisted novelist Chigozie Obioma accompanied by an evocative staged […]

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‘Without a light, a person cannot sprout shadows’ and other proverbs in An Orchestra of Minorities

  In the run up to #AfricaWrites2019 we will be discussing the art of proverbs, Igbo proverbs in particular. In Igbo society, as in many African societies, proverbs play a key role in cultural expression and figurative communication. Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities explores the salience of Igbo proverbs within a tale of love, […]

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Becoming ‘masters of language’ in Brent – Africa Writes: Young Voices

The Africa Writes: Young Voices programme seeks to open up the world of African and diaspora literature to young people in schools and inspire them to write and perform their own poetry. Guided by poets and facilitators from the Africa Writes community, our young writers in schools explore traditional and contemporary African literature in a […]

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Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen Sunday 7 July, 15:30 – 18:30 £20 / £18 / £15 / £12 for RAS Members A double-bill of mythic Igbo traditions including a staged reading and a conversation with Chigozie Obioma   Man Booker shortlisted novelist Chigozie Obioma discusses his writing, Igbo mythology and stories of the everyday. […]

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New Daughters of Africa

New Daughters of Africa Saturday 6 July, 19:00 – 20:30 £15 / £12 / £10 / £9 for RAS Members Celebrating Black women’s writing in a landmark anthology Twenty-five years after Margaret Busby’s landmark anthology Daughters of Africa, this new companion volume brings together the work of over 200 writers from across the globe – Antigua to […]

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Our Bodies Speak Poetry

Our Bodies Speak Poetry Friday 5 July, 19:00 – 20:30 £12 / £8 / £7.20 for RAS Members An evening of intergenerational poetry and story-telling exploring the body as a site of power, possibilities and resistance.  What does the body mean to you? Who draws the boundaries of what the body is or what it could […]

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Africa Writes 2019 – Save the Date

Africa Writes 2019 Brought to you by the Royal African Society Friday 5th July – Sunday 7th July 2019 British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Save the dates in your diaries for […]

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