Egyptian-American author and feminist Mona Eltahawy is the headliner for the 2021 Africa Writes festival, set to hold from 4 – 24 October, 2021.

The annual festival is an initiative of Africa Writes, the biggest UK platform celebrating contemporary African writing. The festival, which is sponsored by the Royal African Society, showcases established and emerging literary talent, as well as panel discussions, book launches, performances, workshops and masterclasses, an international book fair and the Africa Writes Young Voices showcase event.

Eltahawy will headline the festival with a special event to discuss her latest book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, which is centered on dismantling the patriarchy. She will be in conversation with psychotherapist Dr Leyla Sirad Hussein OBE.

Past headliners have included Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ngugi wa Thiong’o with son Mukoma wa Ngugi, Wole Soyinka, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ben Okri, Nawal El Saadawi, Alain Mabanckou and Chigozie Obioma.

Date: Sunday 24 October

Time: 17:00 – 18:30 BST

Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player.

Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5

Get tickets here.