Africa Writes 2014 (11 – 13 July)

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Friday 11 – Sunday 13 July 2014

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Africa Writes – the Royal African Society’s annual literature and book festival promoting contemporary African writing – returns to The British Library.

Africa Writes 2014 will bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating three days, including book launches, readings, panel discussions, performances, children and young people’s workshops, and a book fair.

The festival will feature both established and emerging talent, including our headline guest, acclaimed novelist Ama Ata Aidoo, The Caine Prize 2014 shortlisters (Okwiri Oduor, Billy Kahora, Tendai Huchu, Efemia Chela and Diane Awerbuck); and poets Warsan Shire, Belinda Zhawi, Ribka Sibhatu and Chinwe Azubuike, amongst many others.

The foldout programme can be downloaded here.

Please keep updated via the new Africa Writes website.

Further information can be accessed on the Royal African Society’s website.


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As in 2013 Africa in Words will be attending and writing about Africa Writes.

On Saturday 12th July at 1.30pm Africa in Words’ own Kate Haines will be chairing the launch of Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s novel Kintu which won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Project.

If you are planning to attend the festival and interested in writing for Africa in Words about your experiences email us at


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