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!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Africa Writes is the Royal African Society's yearly writing celebration. Consistently we showcase created and developing ability from the African mainland and its diaspora in what is currently the British's greatest festival of contemporary African composing occurring over an energizing summer weekend. The celebration gimmicks book dispatches, readings, writer appearances, board discourses, youth and youngsters' workshops, and different exercises. Thanks all.:)
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