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.
We’ve got something for everyone and most events are FREE, so look through the programme and take your pick!
For now, we leave you with our two main festival highlights:
Reclaiming the Feminine Voice Friday 11 July, 18:30 – 20:00 BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5 BUY TICKETS
We bring 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.
An Audience with Ama Ata Aidoo Saturday 12 July, 18:30 – 20:00 BL Conference Centre, £8/ £6 / £5 BUY TICKETS
Join Ama Ata Aidoo, Ghana’s leading author, poet, playwright, academic and former Minister of Education, for an in-depth conversation led by Wangui wa Goro, writer, critic and translator.
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