Literature

MEDIA PARTNER: LSE Africa Summit: President Nana of Ghana to give Keynote Speech on Unemployment in Africa

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana, is scheduled to give a talk in a…

5 Writers You Must Know: Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ – Nnedi Okorafor – Yrsa Daley-Ward – Tomi Adeyemi – Peter Kimani

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀: born in Lagos, Nigeria, and with MA degrees in Literature in English from…

Zambian Poet Kayo Chingonyi Shortlisted for 10th Dylan Thomas Prize

Zambian poet Kayo Chingonyi has been shortlisted for the 10th edition of the Swansea University…

Entries open 3 April for the Alfred Fagon Award 2018

Criteria for entry is as follows: The competition is open to any playwright of Caribbean…

Jay Bernard Wins 2018 Ted Hughes Award

The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2018 goes to Jay Bernard, the…

BFI Screen Epiphany: Ben Okri introduces Yeelen

Poet and novelist introduces this work of great beauty and mysticism, set in West Africa.…

Dance of the Jakaranda: Book discussion with Peter Kimani

On Tuesday 13 March, 19:15 – 21:00, Peter Kimani will discuss his latest book ‘Dance…

WOW Women of the World Festival Starts Today 7th March

WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles…

In Brief….. #AfricaWrites 2018: British Library London

Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July, The British Library, London The Royal African Society’s…

AUTOGRAPH ABP: THE BARBER SHOP READING AND PERFORMANCE BY INUA ELLAMS

Poet and playwright Inua Ellams will read his essay Cutting Through. This is an anecdotal and…