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Margaret Busby. Photo from Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Facebook.

The LSE Shape the World series is an annual festival hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The 2020 event will take place from 2–7 March 2020 and will explore how the social sciences can make the world a better place. The Festival will bring together global leaders, innovators, and change makers to investigate how we can learn lessons from the past, tackle the challenges of today and shape the future.

The festival will have a panel themed “Africa Talks: The Global Legacy of African Women Writers.”

Sarah Ladipo Manyika. Credit: James M. Manyika.

The panel will feature the Ghanaian-born Margaret Busby, who was announced chair of the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction judging panel, in conversation with the Nigerian author Sarah Ladipo Mayinka and the Kenyan publisher and Kwani Trust director Angela Wachuka.

The event would  be chaired by the British cultural anthropologist and academic Professor Karin Barber.

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Chukwuebuka Ibeh is a Staff Writer at Brittle Paper. An alumnus of the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop, his work has been published in McSweeneys, Clarion Review, Charles River Journal and elsewhere. He was longlisted for the Awele Creative Trust Award in 2017 and was a finalist for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award. In 2019, he was named by Electric Literature as 'One of the Most Promising New Voices of Nigerian Fiction' in a feature introduced by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. He is a regular contributor with the New England Review of Books and lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

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