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SheCAN: SouthBank Centre presents New Daughters of Africa

SheCAN: SouthBank Centre presents New Daughters of Africa

On Saturday 9th March 6pm be there for the launch of Margaret Busby’s major new global anthology of writing by women of African descent, New Daughters of Africa.

Twenty-five years ago, Busby’s anthology Daughters of Africa was published to international acclaim and hailed as ‘an extraordinary body of achievement… a vital document of lost history’ (Sunday Times), and ‘the ultimate reference guide’ (Washington Post).

New Daughters of Africa builds on this rich tradition for a new generation of women writers in the landscape of African women’s writing today. A glorious portrayal of the accomplishments of over 200 contributors, New Daughters of Africa celebrates their global sweep, diversity and achievements, while also testifying to a wealth of genres.

To launch this major new publication, WOW – Women of the World festival brings together leading contributors including Margaret Busby and Bridget Minamore to honour a unifying heritage and remarkable range of creativity of women from the African diaspora.

Arranged chronologically, New Daughters of Africa illustrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood and the links that endure from generation to generation, as well as common obstacles writers still negotiate around issues of race, gender and class.

Margaret Busby OBE was born in Ghana and educated in Britain. Part of  Women of the World Festival. Buy tickets £22

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