West Africa Word Symbol Song

PACCAR Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London

Event location:
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
When:Event passed!
It was on
Fri 16th Oct 2015 to
Tue 16th Feb 2016

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Where:PACCAR Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 09.30 - 18.00 Tue: 09.30 - 20.00 Sat: 09.30 - 17.00 Sun: 11.00 - 17.00
Admission:Full Price: £10.00
Adult Gift Aid: £11.00 *
Senior 60+ Gift Aid: £9.00 *
Senior 60+: £8.00
Student: £5.00
Registered Unemployed: £5.00
Disabled: £5.00
Disabled Carer: £0.00
Under 18: £0.00
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About the event

An exhibition of literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today

Fascinating stories from the region’s 17 nations show how West Africans have harnessed the power of words to build societies, drive political movements, sustain religious belief and fight injustice.

Beautiful manuscripts, historic film and sound recordings, books, photographs, and woven and printed textiles offer a unique insight into a profound and engaging literary culture with centuries-old written heritage existing alongside ancient oral traditions.

Hear the myth of the founding of ancient Mali in recorded performance. See the influence of religion through colourful fabric and the saddlebag Qur’an. Celebrate writers and artists including Africa’s first Nobel prize winner, Wole Soyinka, and internationally acclaimed musician and human rights activist Fela Kuti.

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Official Link: http://www.bl.uk/events/west-africa-word-symbol-song



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