Africa Writes: A Literature And Book Festival


The Royal African Society is making the wonderful happen, by hosting its annual African Literature festival in partnership with The British Library - an event not to be missed! Taking place between July 3rd and 5th, the festival will consists of few panel discussions, group reading events and a special conversation with author Ben Okri (The Famished Road) and Ellah Allfrey - a literary critic, titled 'Meditations on Greatness'.'Books To Inspire', hosted by Hannah Pool will see the journalist select 39 African writers to share their favourite African Literature titles, ranging from classics to new work.

Other specific events to look forward to are:

  • (African) Romance in the Digital Age: 12.15pm - 1.15pm (Saturday 4th)
  • 'From Pasta To Pigfoot' by Frances Mensah Williams, recently published by Jacaranda Books: 1.30pm to 14.15pm (Saturday 4th)
  • Contemporary Africa Lyrics - Poetry in Performance:  3.45pm - 16.30pm (Saturday 4th)
  • Observing the White Gaze: 2.45pm - 3.45pm (Sunday 5th)

Want to introduce Africa literature to your kids? The festival also include workshop for children, young people and families, such as 'Storytime!' (Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th); 'Mapping African Literature Session' for 18-24 year olds' (Saturday 4th) and more.

Visit to view the full programme and to find out more about the festival