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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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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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