Africa39 Book Launch, 12 October 2014

The most promising voices from Africa South of the Sahara joined in an anthology published by Bloomsbury.

Discover the best new writing from Africa South of the Sahara, by 39 writers under 40 – with an introduction by Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka.

Sunday 12 October @ 6pm

WESTON, South Bank Centre 

With Nadifa Mohamed, Stanley Kenani, Clifton Gachagua and Ellah Allfrey.

The Africa 39 project has been created by the Hay Festival and Port Harcourt UNESCO World Book Capital 2014 and consists in the selection of the most 39 promising writers under 40 from Africa South of the Sahara and diaspora and joins them in an anthology to celebrate the most promising talented voices of Africa South of the Sahara.

The anthology, published by Bloomsbury, will be launched at Southbank Centre on Sunday the 12th October at 6pm. The Africa 39 writers Clifton Cachagua (Kenya), Nadifa Mohamed (Somalia) and Stanley Kenani (Malawi) will talk about their work with the Africa39 anthology editor Ellah Alfrey and discuss the creativity and amazing writing from their region.

The event will be followed by drinks.

For any further information about the project, authors and judges, please visit the Africa39 website



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