Africa Writes

The British Library and Royal African Society come together to host the UK’s largest festival of African literature, bringing together established and exciting new writers from across the African continent and its diaspora for a three-day celebration of contemporary African writing. Headline event is an in-depth conversation between novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o and his son, Mukoma Ngugi, a rising literary star, chaired by Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Editor of Granta Magazine. Other artists include new talent Diriye Osman, Zoe Wicomb, and Nadifa Mohammed. A poetry evening, a tribute to Chinua Achebe, panel discussions and a public book fair are also part of the mix. Most events are free, but some require advance booking; visit http://www.royalafricansociety.org/africawrites2013 for details.