Africa Writes

Africa Writes Festival - Photo by Ivan Gonzalez

A weekend of contemporary African literature and thought, in partnership with the Royal African Society

Africa Writes, the exciting summer festival of contemporary literature and thought from Africa and the diaspora, returns to the British Library. Expect an exciting programme of book launches, panel conversation, readings, performance and workshops which showcases the best in new writing from the continent and the diaspora. 

There are a number of ticket options available, please see below for more information. 

For health reasons, Warsan Shire, who was scheduled to appear on 1 July, is unable to join us at the festival. The event has been rescheduled to Monday 21 January 2019 and existing ticket holders have been contacted. 

See the full programme here (PDF).


Royal African Society

Series events

Coat
Festival

COAT

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Africa Writes
Festival

Africa Writes Weekend Pass

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Africa Writes
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Africa Writes Saturday Pass

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Africa Writes
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Africa Writes Sunday Pass

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Warsan Shire
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Warsan Shire in Conversation

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