AiW Guest: Tom Penfold. Now the World Takes These Breaths by Joan Metelerkamp Joan Metelerkamp is one of the most consistent and articulate poets of South Africa’s post-apartheid literary landscape. Alongside other contributors to the New Coin journal that she… Read More ›
Month: November 2015
1st-6th December 2015 Nairobi The fifth edition of Kwani? Litfest, a biennial gathering of writers, artists and thinkers from across Africa, takes place from 1st- 6th December 2015.
As a second-generation American, Thanksgiving seemed to me a less-accessible holiday than, say, Halloween: my grandparents weren’t always available and, frankly, turkey and football still both seem pointless. After leaving the country of my birth behind, though, I’ve started to… Read More ›
Event: Professor Martin Evans: Situating Algeria within a Global Perspective, University of Sussex, 8 December 2015
Comparisons, Connections, Public Engagement: Situating Contemporary Algeria within a Global Perspective Professor Martin Evans, Professor of Modern European History Tuesday 8 December, 6.30pm Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK Algeria experienced one of the longest and bloodiest… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Iquo DianaAbasi The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2015 was themed ‘Borderless Words’, aptly so in this period of migrations within Africa and across Europe. The organizers say that in the light of border restrictions, they choose to see… Read More ›
CfP: International James Baldwin Conference, American University of Paris, 26-28 May 2016, deadline 1 December 2015
International James Baldwin Conference American University of Paris 26-28 May 2016 The American University in Paris [AUP] is proud to announce its upcoming conference “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions from 26-28 May 2016. The… Read More ›
The Winners of the new Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature were announced today (17 NOVEMBER 2015). The prize has the express goal of recognizing writing in African languages and encouraging translation from, between and into African languages.
History As Narrative New York 19 November 2015 The Mantle and Shakespeare & Co. invite you to an exclusive event with two of Africa’s hottest writers. Donald Molosi (Botswana) and Chinelo Okparanta (Nigeria) will read from their latest work and… Read More ›
Series of Events: African Connections, Being Human – Festival of the Humanities, 19/21/22 November 2015, Bristol
African Connections Panel Debate / Film Screening / Poetry Workshop Bristol The 2015 Being Human – Festival of the Humanities has events happening all over the UK from 12 – 22 November and includes three events on “African Connections”.
Saturday 14th November, 12-8pm The Showroom 63 Penfold Street, NW8 8PQ London, United Kingdom This event is a part of From Africa to Future: SYFU residency in The Chimurenga Library @ The Showroom Join sorryyoufeeluncomfortable for a Study Day to develop… Read More ›
Call for Papers: ‘The Battle of Algiers at 50: Legacies in Film and Literature’, deadline 15 Jan 2016
Date TBC May 2016 University of Sheffield, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) ‘The Battle of Algiers at 50: Legacies in Film and Literature’ is a one-day symposium organised by postgraduate students from the University of Leeds and Sheffield… Read More ›
AiW Guest: John Spall. English language books on Angola aren’t published very often, or indeed, many books at all written by non-Angolans. Despite Angola’s civil war ending over 13 years ago, comparatively few researchers visit Angola due to the various… Read More ›
CFP: African Travel Writing Encounters, University of Birmingham 9 March 2016, deadline 15 December 2015
AFRICAN TRAVEL WRITING ENCOUNTERS Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham Wednesday 9 March, 2016 This workshop invites scholars of travel writing by Africans, along with practitioners of travel writing, to come together to discuss the past, present… Read More ›