Africa Writes 2023 is hosting a social media-focused event curated by Brittle Paper’s very own editor-in-chief Ainehi Edoro. The event is virtual and will feature a conversation among Nokukhanya (PrettyxBookish), Cindy (BookofCinz), and Amyn Bawa-Allah (lipglossmaffia), chaired by Sarah OzoIrabor.

The UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and diaspora literature, Africa Writes is a biennial festival sponsored by the Royal African Society and the British Library. The 2023 edition will be held at the British Library from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2023 and features an exciting lineup of talks, book launches, workshops, and readings. Ainehi Edoro is one of the co-curators of this year’s festival.

The Brittle Paper curated event will be held on Saturday, September 30, from 1:30–2:45 PM. The event is titled “Amplifying African Literature: Exploring the Role of Bookstagrammers and Booktokers in the Digital Age“. We cannot wait to watch the scintillating discussion between the famous Bookstagrammers and Booktokers PrettyxBookish, BookofCinz, and lipglossmaffia!

PrettyxBookish, or Nokukhanya Ntsaluba, is a South African influencer on Instagram and TikTok and also a PhD Candidate in the UK.

BookofCinz, or Cindy, is a Jamaican influencer on Instagram and TikTok living in Trinidad & Tobago. Since starting BookOfCinz in 2018, she has launched a Book Club, a free BookOfCinz Library in Trinidad, and the Read Caribbean challenge.

lipglossmaffia, or Amyn Bawa-Allah, is a Nigerian-Congolese influencer on Instagram and TikTok. lipglossmaffia began in 2011 as a personal blog and was rebranded in 2019 to center on “all things bookish and lifestyle with a literary twist.”

Go here to buy tickets for all online events, including the two curated by Brittle Paper. This ticket gives you access to Africa Writes events screened from the Pigott Theatre from Sep 29–Oct 1.

Go here to buy weekend tickets for all events (in-person and online) held during Saturday, Sep 30 and Sunday, Oct 1, including the Brittle Paper ones.

More ticket options available here.

Please support Africa Writes and Brittle Paper by attending if you are able. We are so excited about this opportunity!