Africa Writes 2018 : Celebrating African Literature on the continent and the diapsora

British Library, 96 Euston Road, London

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Event location:
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
When:Event passed!
It was on
Fri 29th Jun 2018 to
Sun 1st Jul 2018

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Where:British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Friday 29 June: 20:00 - 21:00 Saturday 30 June: 10:00 - 18:30 | (after party starts at 20:00) Sunday 1 July: 10:00 - 16:15 | (Warsan Shire in conversation - 17:30 - 18:45)
Admission:COAT: £12
Saturday Pass: £12
Sunday Pass: £12
Full Weekend Pass: £18
Warsan Shire in Conversation: £15
Official Festival Party: £10

About the event

Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest annual African literature and book festival brought to you by the Royal African Society, returns to The British Library and Rich Mix from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. Bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and its diaspora, this exciting literary weekend features writers from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Somaliland, Uganda, South Africa, UK, USA and Zimbabwe, and highlights womxn and queer writers who are changing the face of African literature.

Poetry takes the spotlight with headliner Somali-British poet Warsan Shire, a performance by Yomi Sode and a Wakanda themed party hosted by Octavia Poetry Collective. The Africa Writes daytime programme of more than 20 events includes book launches, panel discussions, workshops and an international book fair with classics, recent publications and rare finds. All tickets are now available to book.

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