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African writers and industry heavy weights gathered at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, from July 5 to 7 to celebrate and think about African writing and publishing.

The occasion was the 2013 Africa Writes Book Festival convened by The Royal African Society. Michael Salu, Billy Kahora, Ike Anya and others were present. Ngugi wa Thiongo headlined the festival.

In addition to panel discussions, readings, musical performances, children writing workshops, there was an inter-generational conversation session titled Two Writers, Two Generations between the renowned Kenyan novelist and his sons, Mukoma Wa Ngugi and Thiong’o Kimathi.

The event looks like it was intellectually rich and fun. Check out some of the photos.

Image Credit: Uta Steinwehr via and David Mbiyu via

 

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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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