Event Time & Date: Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017

Venue details: The British Library | 96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross | London NW1 2DB

Organiser: The Royal African Society

Event Website: Africa Writes 2017

Event cost: FREE and open to all, but some headline events are ticketed.

Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora.

Last year we were joined by 67 guest contributors and writers from 18 different countries, and a London audience of nearly 2000 – African literature fans and newcomers alike. This year we have much more in store…

We are expanding the festival, with Africa Writes pop-up events taking place in England, Scotland and Wales, and exciting collaborations in Rwanda and Tanzania with the Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival.

In London we will be kicking off the festival with a special Late at the Library – to which you are all invited! More details coming soon… in the meantime save the dates in your diaries for a rich and vibrant programme of book launches, panel discussions, performances, workshops, an international book fair and a delicious street food market.

Tickets for the three headline events are now on sale and can be booked using the following links:

★ Africa Writes: RAP Party
★ Dreams and Deceptions: A Night of Storytelling
 Alain Mabanckou in Conversation


Africa Writes is an annual festival organised by the Royal African Society, which aims to promote contemporary African writing and writers as well as to explore Africa’s long literary past and its future. Every year Africa Writes showcases established and emerging literary talent from Africa and the Diaspora.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #AfricaWrites17

Share This