If you are enthused about learning new things in the world of literature and want to read the best new writing debut from the contemporary African authors on the continent and diaspora, then you should be at the Africa writes from June 29 to July 1, 2018 at the British Library, London.

From the inaugural outing in 2012, Africa Writes has worked with emerging, creative and passion driven writers that are willing to use the pen to change the narratives to gradually bring about change.

Now! Meet the headliners for 2018
Yomi Sode:

Yomi is a based in London but of Nigerian parentage, his cooking show ‘Coat’ draws inspiration from immigration, identity and displacement challenges faced by Africans living in the United Kingdom.

He will perform ‘Coat’ on stage on Friday, June 29.

Warsan Shire:

She is a 29-year old Somali-British poet and writer who was raised in Northwest London but currently resides in Los Angeles. She made huge impact with her first independent release called ‘Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth’ which brought her awards like the African Poetry Prize Award in 2013. More-so, most of her woks found their way into Beyoncé’s hugely successful Lemonade album.

Shire will hold a discussion on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

How to get tickets for the show:

Head to the AfricaWrites website to buy your tickets for this exiting experience with the authors working hard to change the narrative.


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