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24 October 2021

Panel Talks & Workshops

Africa Writes: The UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African and diaspora literature returns

In its ninth year, the festival features over 20 of the freshest voices, with book launches, readings, author appearances and panel discussions

24 October 2021

Panel Talks & Workshops

Until I Am Free: In Conversation with Author Dr. Keisha N. Blain

A blend of social commentary, biography, and intellectual history, this event grapple with contemporary concerns around race, inequality, and social justice

26 October 2021

Inspired by the Past, Inspiring the Future: Somali Week Festival Launch

The Festival aims to contribute to the appreciation of the Somali culture through art, literature, poetry, music, theatre, debates and discussions

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Real Reads

#WorldMentalHealthDay Navigating University with Bipolar Disorder: My Story

Growing up in an African mostly religious environment meant my initial cries for help were met with fear, and urges to pray against what was considered a demonic attack

Real Reads

In Conversation with ‘Hairvolution’ Authors Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo

The book came about during the Black Lives Matter protests, with discussions about our position in the workplace, beauty and how we show up in the world

Real Reads

World Leaders Must Acknowledge the Problematic Historical Roots of Climate-induced Migration

The Global Majority suffer the consequences of climate change while creating the least amount of pollution, this perpetuates a form of eco-imperialism

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Africa in Focus

#BHM Professor Thuli Madonsela: The Social Justice Aficionado

The Eastern Cape is one of the poorest and least developed provinces in the country while South Africa is the world’s most unequal country in the world

Africa in Focus

20.10.20 The Lekki Massacre: The #EndSARS Protests Ended Nothing

Activism has been a prime strategy against injustice and was the major tool in overcoming colonialism, military dictatorship, and government-sanctioned violence

Africa in Focus

#BHM In Conversation with Captain Thokozile Muwamba: The First Zambian Female Fighter Pilot

In its fifty-three years of existence, the Defence Force has had 11 commanders-in-chief, all of whom have been men

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Grad Zine

In Conversation with Netflix’s ‘Blood & Water’ stars Ama Qamata and Khosi Ngema

African entertainment has always been top tier (think Nollywood, Afrobeats, Amapiano, Soukous) but Blood and Water delivers the teen drama we’ve been waiting for

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Channel 4’s Highlife: The highs, the lows and the love lives of British West Africans

The series exposes the ups and downs of business, family and personal relationships, as well as an insight into the dynamics of British-African identity

Grad Zine

Should I stay or should I go? The post-graduation conundrum

Disconnecting from my culture doesn’t mean rebranding as someone else. But it does mean I become part of the coveted ‘hyphenated-Nigerian class’


BFI London Film Festival: Six Screening’s You Don’t Want To Miss!

A vibrant programme of 159 feature films from around the world will screen to audiences in cinemas across London and UK-wide

Evening Standard Stories Festival in Association With Netflix

A three-day celebration of storytelling, celebrating a diverse range of talent, including leading authors, poets, screenwriters and debut novelists

Grown: The Black Girls’ Guide to Glowing Up

The ultimate guide to navigating life as a teenage Black girl in the UK, from identity, the politics of hair, dealing with microaggressions, consent to figuring out career paths



Human Rights Abuses Still Persist Six Months on from Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement

“I’ve been stopped, singled out for my hair, my short dress. They search my bags looking for condoms to arrest me for prostitution. It’s insane”.

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Professor Thuli Madonsela: The
... Social Justice Aficionado
Former public protector and Law Trust Chair, Professor Thuli Madonsela is a life-long champion of social justice advocacy and is most famous for pushing back against corruption and

The whole thing was a mess.

1. They asked us to put "ethnic" fabric
... behind us for the Zoom
2. They put up a picture of Munya when teasing the introduction of "the author"
3. They didn't brief Kay on the pronunciation of Timi's surname, which was butchered
4. "Is Britain racist?"

@thearitokpo You saw protesters,

They saw bail money.

They saw easy
... unarmed prey.

They saw target practice.

Something is fundamentally wrong with the collective psyche of the Nigeria Police Force.

In memory of those who chose the sea.. —The "Igbo Landing" story ...

In an act of mass resistance against slavery, a group of slaves revolted, took control of the slave ship grounded it on an island & rather than submit to slavery, proceeded to march into water & drown.


For @MeetingUk, I critically examine the events leading up to the ... #EndSARS protests. I discussed brutality still being the norm, the authoritarian policies, and how despite the government attempts at gaslighting us, we are determined to remember the lives lost a year ago.


20.10.20 The Lekki Massacre: The #EndSARS Protests
... Ended Nothing

The #EndSARS protests which started on the 8th of October 2020, were a series of youth-led demonstrations across the country against the rogue police unit - Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS)