Saturday, 26 July 2014

TEDxEuston - December 6 2014 - Tickets now available

“We face neither East nor West; we face Forward”

These are the famous words of one of the fathers of modern Africa; Kwame Nkrumah, in a speech he made in 1960. Those we glorious yet turbulent times for our continent as he and his contemporaries tried to define an "African" agenda. Today, we face a struggle of almost similar scale as Africa tries to manage its growth to empower people equitably across its many countries. Although our political leaders are still the names seen on the front pages of newspapers, Africa's emerging renaissance is driven mostly by often unrecognised heroes challenging conventional wisdom on how they are seen and how they see the world. They are looking neither to the West, nor to the East,...they are looking FORWARD.

The theme for TEDxEuston 2014 is simply; we are "Facing Forward"

Over the next weeks, we will introduce our amazing set of speakers. The tickets will go fast, get yours today on our brand new website and prepare to be part of another inspiring event.

Monday, 7 July 2014

The Royal African Society - presents "Africa Writes"

The summer of activities relating to Africa in London continues as "Africa Writes", The Royal African Society’s annual literature and book festival in association with The British Library, returns for a third year.

Taking place from Friday 11  to Sunday 13 July, Africa Writes 2014 will bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers, critics and experts for an exciting programme, including book launches, readings, talks, panel discussions, performances, children and young people’s workshops, family activities, and an international book fair.

Theme: Reclaiming the Feminine Voice 

Friday 11 July, 18:30 – 20:00
BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5

Africa Writes brings together a powerful group of African women poets who are using their voices to claim their rightful place in literature. With Young Poet Laureate for London Warsan Shire, Belinda Zhawi, Ribka Sibhatu and Chinwe Azubuike. Moderated by Jessica Horn, feminist writer and activist. It will include An Audience with Ama Ata Aidoo. Ama Ata Aidoo is Ghana’s leading author, poet, playwright, academic and former Education Minister. She will engage in an in-depth conversation led by Wangui wa Goro, writer, critic and translator.

For the full schedule of events and the latest news and updates, visit RSA's website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook: 
#MyAfricaWrites Tweetathon

Follow @RoyAfrisoc and tweet about your experience of the festival and African books and literature with the hashtag #MyAfricaWrites for a chance to win some great prizes!