Africa Writes 2012

Africa Writes 2012

Date/Time: Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July 2012, 12-6PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Building (SOAS) & Torrington Square

The Royal African Society (RAS) is pleased to present Africa Writes – its inaugural annual literature and book festival celebrating contemporary African writing.

Festival highlights include: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s lecture focusing on the legacy of the African Writers Series (Saturday, 30th June, 6-7:30pm); an audience with the 2012 Caine Prize Shortlisted writers, in collaboration with the Black Reading Group and the London Afro-Caribbean Book Club (Saturday, 30th June, 3-4:30pm); interactive story-telling for children (Sunday, 1st July, 12-1pm); and panel discussions on the current publishing landscape for contemporary African writing and the phenomenon of “Writing Away from Home”, which affects so many African writers living in the Diaspora. The festival’s closing event will be Word from Africa, part of Poetry Parnassus at the Southbank (Sunday, 1st July, 6-10pm).

All events are free and open to the public except for the Chimamanda lecture and Caine Prize event for which you need to  RSVP see:-

http://www.royalafricansociety.org/what-we-do/upcoming-ras-meetings/details/1173-africa-writes-2012.html

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