AiW Guest: Joseph Oduro-Frimpong. AiW note: With his review of Wole Soyinka’s book, Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions – “an intimate reflection on culture and tradition, creativity and power, that draws on a lifetime’s commitment to… Read More ›
AiW note: The launch of Between the Generations- An Anthology for Ama Ata Aidoo at 80, due to be hosted by Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka in March, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The book, marking the… Read More ›
We are pleased to share The Lumina Foundation, sole administrator of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, has announced the call for entry for the 2019 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. About the Prize The Wole Soyinka… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè The official annual Ake Arts and Book Festival journal, Ake Review, gives insights into the festival guests’ takes on many issues, from the mundane to the atypical, and features creative works from other writers. A journal of… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Uche Peter Umez ‘Poetry is sometimes the only glimmer of hope in the darkest corners and most difficult conditions of life.’ – Obiwu Obiwu teaches English in the Department of Humanities, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, United States…. Read More ›
A major exhibition at the British Library from 16 October 2015 – 16 February 2016 Celebrating the cultural dynamism of West Africa, from early symbolic scripts and illuminated manuscripts, to the writings of Wole Soyinka and the music of Afrobeat… Read More ›
AiW Guest Kristen Roupenian A surprising number of essays in Transition’s special issue on Nelson Mandela share the same basic argument: in the ongoing transformation of Mandela into a global icon, something important is being lost. Therefore, those who wish… Read More ›
AiW Guest Alexander Nderitu Writers from the Africa39 list were in conversation at this year’s Storymoja Festival which took place from 17th to 21st September in Nairobi, Kenya. The young authors, ably moderated by Kenyan academic and literary critic Keguro Macharia, were: Jackee… Read More ›
Storymoja Festival 17-21 September 2014 Nairobi National Museum Storymoja Festival has fast gained a reputation for being a vibrant gathering of the greatest minds in Kenya and beyond, celebrating ideas and culture. This year we present to you Nobel Laureate… Read More ›
‘Literature, the African Condition and my Life’. Wole Soyinka gives the 2014 African Studies Annual Lecture. University of Oxford.
For more information, and to book your place online, see the African Studies Centre at Oxford.