‘AFRICA WRITES 2018’ BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY: FRIDAY 29TH JUNE – SUNDAY 1ST JULY @ THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND RICH MIX, LONDON

Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. We’re excited to announce our headline events for the festival, where poetry takes the spotlight with Warsan Shire in Conversation, Yomi Sode’s sizzling performance of ‘COAT’ at The British Library and Octavia Poetry Collective’s Wakanda-themed party…

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Akala in conversation with Dr Kehinde Andrews

Monday 21st May 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Birmingham City University, The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD Award winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur Akala in conversation with Dr. Kehinde Andrews, Head of the first Black Studies degree in Europe, to mark the launch of his new book ‘Natives: Race and Class…

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“Linton Kewsi Johnson LIVE” – Jamaican British dub artist and father of reggae poetry: A week long special performance

Monday 14th – 20th May 2018, 7.30 PM @ The Southbank Centre, Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX Hear Linton Kwesi Johnson, the living legend and father of ‘reggae poetry’, share his journey. Sharing powerful critiques on modern Britain, from the world’s first reggae poet, he uses politics as an organising principle for his message…

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