Tuesday 17 July, 7.00pm (6.30pm doors) Union Chapel, London N1 2UN Tickets unionchapel.org.uk https://www.englishpen.org/event/celebrating-nelson-mandela-his-letters-his-legacy/ #PENmandelaletters Tuesday next week in London (a London fairly humming right now with the large-scale political ramifications of what it is to be ‘free’ in movement,… Read More ›
A Review of South African Literature Beyond the Cold War by Monica Popescu
This week, AiW Guest Katarzyna Kubin launches her new series examining the relationship between Africa and Eastern/Central Europe with a review of Monica Popescu’s South African Literature Beyond the Cold War. AiW Guest: Katarzyna Kubin Colonial and postcolonial history has customarily been perceived along a North-South axis,… Read More ›
Acts of mutiny: the Caine Prize and ‘African Literature’
By AiW Guest Ranka Primorac. In London, a three-day literary festival called Africa Writes took place recently at the British Library (BL). The festival is now in its fourth year, it hosts an ever-widening stream of writers, readers and publishers,… Read More ›
Read more! On lists, labels and limits for ‘African women’s writing’
Inspired by Dele Meiji Fatunla and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed‘s list of 50 women writers they believe ‘everyone’ should read, I’m hoping to complete their list of recommendations in 2015. It includes exciting developments in publishing over recent years, as well as many of’the… Read More ›
Zakes Mda, ‘No Artist is Subject to the State’. Chaired by Zoë Wicomb. Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2014.
The Zakes Mda session at the Edinburgh Book Festival, ‘No artist is subject to the state’, unfolded in all the best senses of the term. Chaired by Zoë Wicomb – who is succinctly described in The Scotsman as “a writer… Read More ›
Reviews: The Year Ahead in African Fiction
In my current capacity as Reviews Editor, I’d like to highlight in this post some of the new fiction that Africa in Words hopes to engage with in the coming months. While this list is by no means exhaustive and… Read More ›
Review – ‘Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”’: Prufrock, the Magazine
AiW Guest: Graham Riach. The first edition of new literary magazine Prufrock, which appeared in autumn this year, cuts quite a dash. The cover must be somewhere around a Pantone 2635c, I imagine, with a line drawing of J. Alfred’s… Read More ›
Writing Africa’s Futures: an ASAUK/Caine Prize Event. July 5th, 2013.
Friday, 5 July, 14:00–17:00 FREE (booking recommended) at the British Library Conference Centre http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event145399.html As part of the Africa Writes festival and in collaboration with the Caine Prize, the Royal African Society and the British Library, this event celebrates 50… Read More ›
ASAUK @ 50: Events for 2013.
ASAUK @ 50 1963-2013 To mark the 50th anniversary of the ASAUK, a wide range of events will be taking place throughout 2013.