Africa Writes Festival – Day One

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Day One of Africa Writes, the festival of contemporary African literature and thought

This event takes place in the British Library Theatre and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  In person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus link to the online event. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

Africa Writes festival, the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and diaspora literature brought to you by the Royal African Society, returns for its ninth edition. Expect a vibrant programme of talks, readings and performance exploring this year’s themes of imagination, pleasure and activism within African literature today.

Be prepared for provocative and illuminating discussions, thought provoking conversations and enlightening performances.

Sex Lives of African Women, 14.30 – 16.00

Join Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, author, activist and award-winning blogger, in conversation about their new book The Sex Lives of African Women.

Your ticket includes access to Inherited: All Our Names 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will no longer have BSL interpretation. The second event of the day, Inherited: All Our Names, will still have BSL interpretation. If you booked for this event and need the service, please contact Marcelle Akita on for a refund or a complimentary ticket for Inherited: All Our Names.

If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event. We are committed to the safety of our event bookers. Click here to find out how we are welcoming you to the Library safely

In association with the Royal African Society

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Name: Africa Writes Festival – Day One
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546