An Island Full of Voices: Writing Britain Now

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Celebrate 35 years of Wasafiri the magazine of international contemporary writing

Since 1984, Wasafiri magazine has championed diversity, platforming what have become some of the world’s most distinguished literary talents. Join Fred D’Aguiar, Imtiaz Dharker, Louise Doughty, Bernardine Evaristo, Rachel Long, Ben Okri, Caryl Phillips, Nikesh Shukla and many more for a festival of readings, workshops and discussion, exploring the politics of writing now and celebrating 35 years of publishing.

Find out more about our speakers [PDF]

This event is supported by British Council, ACE, Routledge and QMUL.

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A black and white photograph of Nick Makoha. A city street scene is reflected in a window.
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Maggie Gee photo by Nick Rankin
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Composite of speakers for Wasafiri 2019
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An Island Full of Voices: Writing Britain Now

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