Africa Writes Festival – Day Two

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Day Two 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.

Highlights include:

Of This Our Country, 12.00 – 13.00

Powerful, lyrical and entirely unforgettable, Of This Our Country weaves together a living portrait of Nigeria, one that is as beautiful as it is complex. Join Chikodili Emelumadu, Inua Ellams and Abi Daré as they share their personal experiences of home, identity and the culture they know.

Wild Imperfections, 14.30 – 16.00

Wild Imperfections is the exclusive pre-launch event celebrating the work of Black women and womxn poets from Botswana to Brazil in this brand new multi-generational anthology.

Your ticket includes access to Dismantling the Patriarchy: Mona Eltahawy in conversation.

This event will be BSL interpreted.

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In association with the Royal African Society

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Name: Africa Writes Festival – Day Two
Where: Knowledge Centre
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96 Euston Road
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