Africa Writes 2019 – Cosmology, Masculinity, Fatherhood & Mental Health

Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing brought to you by the Royal African Society, returns to the British Library from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 featuring three headline events and a packed festival weekend. Bringing together over 60 of the most influential African writers and thought leaders, this 8th festival edition covers over 20 countries and explores a cross-section of themes and critical ideas about African literature today. Continue reading “Africa Writes 2019 – Cosmology, Masculinity, Fatherhood & Mental Health”

February events – Year of Return 2019

As part of a year-long period of activities geared to celebrating the contributions of Africans across the diaspora, Ghana is staging an initiative called ‘The Year of Return’.

The Government-led initiative brings together organisations and activities designed to mark the passage of our ancestors. This post lists events in February geared towards showcasing that. Continue reading “February events – Year of Return 2019”

Film Africa 2018: Showcasing contemporary African film

Film Africa 2018 returns to London for an eighth year and will be showcasing titles from 15 African countries and African-themed films from 18 countries across the UK and EU between 2 November and 11 November. These films include UK and world premieres such as The Burial of Kojo by Ghanaian hip hop artist turned writer/director Blitz Bazawule (aka Blitz the Ambassador). Continue reading “Film Africa 2018: Showcasing contemporary African film”

Pa Gya 2018 – #WhenWritersGather

The Writers’ Project Ghana and the Goethe-Institut Ghana collaborated for a second time to produce Pa Gya – A Literary Festival in October 2018. And thank God they did. This event drew on the rich history of oral storytelling that is embedded in Ghanaian and wider African cultures; celebrated the wealth of talent from across African and the Diaspora, and created a space for controversial topics to be aired, challenged and explored.

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