AiW Guest Zahra Banday Zahra Banday attended a recent recording of BBC Radio 4’s Bookclub discussing Aminatta Forna’s novel The Memory of Love (2011). The BBC Bookclub programme aired on 1st September 2019; you can listen again here, or catch… Read More ›
The Centre of African Studies, SOAS, invites you to a remembrance to celebrate the life of Landeg White: Poet, Teacher, Scholar, Translator and Novelist At SOAS, in London, 8th October 2018 from 17.15 to 19.00 Landeg White was born in… Read More ›
By AiW Guest: Pede Hollist AiW note: Pede Hollist is the author of the novel So the Path Does Not Die (recently reviewed by Rashi Rohatgi for AiW) and the Caine Prize shortlisted story ‘Foreign Aid‘. Speaking at the Africa Writes festival… 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 ›
Coming to the Caine Prize blog party late in terms of Pede Hollist’s ‘Foreign Aid’, I’m aware that a lot of the ground on this story has already been covered – see the end of this post for links to… Read More ›
The exhibit is centred around one Sierra Leonean mask, a ‘sowei’ mask of the all-female Sande societies, worn at ritual public celebrations and ceremonies by the societies’ high officials when masquerading as the spirit of the Sande as ndoli jowei (‘the… Read More ›
Upcoming Africa-related and free exhibitions at the British Museum, both with associated events (Sowei mask event Feb 16).
Sowei mask: spirit of Sierra Leone |14/02 – 28/04 14/02 – 21/04 | Social Fabric: African Textiles today