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In anticipation of Kenya’s 50th anniversary of independence, the Royal African Society and the British Library are teeming up to host an East Africa flavored Africa Writes. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is headlining the literary festival alongside a line up of novelists from the East Africa region.
There’ll be panel discussions, book launches, poetry and musical performances and more. So save the date! AFRICA WRITES, 5-7 JULY 2013 AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY

 

We are an exciting 60 days away from the return of Africa Writes, our annual literary and book festival! It takes place from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013. This year, we have partnered with The British Library to bring you an exciting and wide-ranging programme that will offer something for everyone.   Please save the date and read below for more information and festival highlights. We’d love to see you there!Africa Writes 2013 – Festival Line-UpThis year we are proud to host one of Africa’s greatest living writers, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, author of A Grain of Wheat, alongside up and coming and other established writers and poets from across the continent, including Doreen Baingana, Warsan Shire, Nii Ayikwei Parkes,  Diriye Osman, Mukoma wa Ngugi, Tendai Huchu and author of Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi (TBC), amongst many others.   We’re also delighted to be hosting the award of Brunel University’s Inaugural African Poetry Prize, as well as the shortlisted writers for The Caine Prize and the winner of the Kwani? Manuscript Project.  Continue


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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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