Tag: Africa Writes

  • Africa Writes 2023 to kick off on September 29

    Africa Writes 2023 to kick off on September 29

    Africa Writes 2023 runs at the British Library, London, UK from September 29 – October 1, 2023. The festival theme is ‘intangible heritage’. The Africa Writes literary festival, an initiative of the UK’s Royal African Society, first ran in the European country in 2012. In the following years, it has grown to be one of…

  • Africa Writes Exeter kicks off today

    Africa Writes Exeter kicks off today

    Africa Writes Exeter runs in the UK town of Exeter from June 17-19, 2022. The Africa Writes literary festival, an initiative of the UK’s Royal African Society, started with events in London in 2012. Since then, it has gone on to become the UK’s leading platform for curating the best contemporary African and African diaspora…

  • Mona Eltahawy to headline UK’s Africa Writes 2021 festival.

    Mona Eltahawy to headline UK’s Africa Writes 2021 festival.

    Mona Eltahawy was revealed to be the headliner for the literary festival Africa Writes 2021, today, August 19, 2021. The festival centred around the themes of Imagination, Pleasure and Activism win run from October 4-24, 2021. The Africa Writes literary festival, an initiative of the UK’s Royal African Society, started with events that included a…

  • Africa Writes 2019 features New Daughters of Africa, Chigozie Obioma.

    Africa Writes 2019 features New Daughters of Africa, Chigozie Obioma.

    Africa Writes 2019 returns on July 5-7, 2019 and will star the New Daughters of Africa, and Chigozie Obioma. The Africa Writes festival is a celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora, brought to you by The Royal African Society and presented in partnership with the British Library. Previous headline speakers have been…

  • African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

    African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

    Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly updated as and when information becomes available. 2018 was a very literary festival-filled year for Africa. East Africa had a variety of festivals including the Hargeysa International Book Fair, the…

  • Warsan Shire headlines UK’s “Africa Writes” festival 2018.

    Warsan Shire headlines UK’s “Africa Writes” festival 2018.

    Poet Warsan Shire will headline the Africa Writes festival 2018 in London from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. The UK’s biggest annual African literary festival will be held at The British Library and Rich Mix London. The Africa Writes literary festival, an initiative of the Royal African Society, started in 2012 with…