BLACK BOOK SWAP 10 Saturday 18 November 2017 – Omnibus Theatre, London SW4 0QW Black Book Swap, London’s premier event dedicated to the work of Black authors, returns on Saturday 18 November, from 12:30 – 4:45pm. Get your tickets for the tenth… Read More ›
Bertha DocHouse (London) presents Thank You for the Rain From 17 November | Bertha DocHouse (based at Curzon, Bloomsbury)| Tix £9 (£7 conc.) From Friday, 17th November, Bertha DocHouse (dochouse.org – who recently brought us the debut feature from Swedish director Theresa Traoré… Read More ›
4 Years, 42 Honeycomb Grain Silos, 1 Remarkable Museum – Will Zeitz MOCAA take us into an Afrofuture?
AiW Guest: Katarzyna Kubin. September was a busy month of cultural events in South Africa. The Jozi Book Fair in Johannesburg took place over three days from 31st August to 3rd September. The Open Book Festival followed in Cape Town… Read More ›
Africa in Words Guest: Robert Gates. SOAS African Literatures Conference: 55 years after the first Makerere African Writers Conference Saturday 28 October 2017 | 9.30am-7.30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre | SOAS University of London bit.ly/SOASAfrLitsTix African writers-novelists, playwrights, poets and… Read More ›
The Importance of Writing and the Benefits of Travel – An interview with Iman Verjee at Open Book 2017.
AiW Guest: Katarzyna Kubin. Iman Verjee is a novelist living in Nairobi, Kenya with two novels published by the award-winning independent, Oneworld Publications: Who will Catch us as we Fall (2016) and In Between Dreams (2014). Both novels were promoted… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Katarzyna Kubin. One of the most exciting, world-class literary events, the Open Book Festival, takes place annually at the start of spring in Cape Town, South Africa, spear-headed by the independent bookshop, The Book Lounge, and the renowned Fugard… Read More ›
The Keiskamma Guernicas – (re)making experiences of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape. 3 short films from ‘Guernica Remakings’ (3).
AiW Guest: Nicola Ashmore. AiW note: this post is the last continuing our AiW series about the project, book, and exhibition Guernica Remakings (University of Brighton, July 31 – August 23). Curated by our Guest Author Dr Nicola Ashmore,… Read More ›
The Keiskamma Guernicas – (re)making experiences of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape. 3 short films from ‘Guernica Remakings’ (2)
AiW Guest: Nicola Ashmore. AiW note: This post continues our AiW series about the project, book, and exhibition Guernica Remakings. Curated by our Guest Author Dr Nicola Ashmore (University of Brighton, July 31 – August 23), the exhibition features visual… Read More ›
The Keiskamma Guernicas – (re)making experiences of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape. 3 short films from ‘Guernica Remakings’ (1).
AiW Guest: Nicola Ashmore. This post continues our AiW series about the project and upcoming exhibition Guernica Remakings, curated by our Guest Author Dr Nicola Ashmore (University of Brighton, July 31 – August 23). The exhibition features visual artworks from across the… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Nicola Ashmore. This post marks the first in an AiW series introducing the project and upcoming exhibition, Guernica Remakings, curated by Dr Nicola Ashmore (University of Brighton). The exhibition, which opens next week (July 31), involves the display… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Thando Njovane. As demonstrated by his substantial and sophisticated body of work, South Africa’s Ivan Vladislavić is certainly one of the most remarkable and versatile writers of our time. Vladislavić’s latest gift to letters is the insightful, elaborate,… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Helen Cousins. What a bittersweet eulogy this is to the suffering of Black women at the hands (and often the fists) of Black men; not always surviving, as indicated by the past tense of the title. The novel… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Ed Charlton. When it comes to alliances and accords, Africa is full of them. Whether it is bilateral extradition treaties, regional trade agreements, or the pan-continental constitution of the African Union, there are everywhere traces of the extranational… Read More ›
This month, Guest Reviewer Rehaana Manek continues our deep dive into the Eight New Generation African Poets. Libsekal writes as though she has witnessed. Witnessed violence, witnessed empathy, witnessed intimacy and has witnessed the bearing of heavy things. Chris Abani,… Read More ›
The 2016 Small Publishers’ Catalogue: Africa is calling for people who want to list or advertise in its latest edition. Reviewing the last one in 2013, we agreed with Publishing Perspectives that it was ‘a beauty’ – and the very definition of something… Read More ›
Review: poetry from Modjaji Books – ‘Now the World Takes These Breaths’ by Joan Metelerkamp and ‘The Attribute of Poetry’ by Elisa Galgut
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 ›
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 ›
At Prestigious Yale Literary Festival, Africanness Affirmed: Ifeanyi Awachie on the Windham Campbell Festival
AiW Guest: Ifeanyi Awachie As a Nigerian-American undergraduate at Yale, I was both impressed by my university’s grandeur and accustomed not to expect the institution’s most illustrious visitors or highly touted programs to reflect my race or cultural identity. The… Read More ›
By AiW Guest Rashi Rohatgi. So the Path Does Not Die (Jacaranda Press, 2014), the African Literature Association’s Book of the Year by Caine Prize 2013 shortlisted author Pede Hollist, promises to be an ‘issues’ book: its protagonist, Finaba, loses her… Read More ›