UK-based African writers came together in a one-of-a-kind literary event to chat about that aspect of writing that no one wants to talk about—the business of writing.
Tolu Popoola, Amanda Epe, Ola Nubi, Sade Adeniran, Kiru Taye, and others were all on hand to share their experiences with writing, publishing, marketing, and the digital turn.
Part of the evening was also spent sharing their work with the audience.
The featured writers were entirely women. I’m not surprised. Wole Soyinka himself has said that in the contemporary African literary scene, women are dominating.
Big ups to these women working hard to produce good writing while trying to figure out ways to expand and to make the African publishing industry viable.
See the lovely photos!
And watch this short video coverage of the event.