The Royal African Society is keeping to its newly-founded tradition and has brought the annual literature festival Africa Writes 2015 to the public. The aim of the festival, now known as UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing, is to promote African literature beyond African borders. Established and emerging writers and artists such as Noo Saro Wiwa, Jacob Ross, Yojanka Paquete Perdigao, Kardija George Sesay, Nwado Achebe, Hannah Pool, and Stephanie Yamson will be present to speak about issues concerning African literature and art.

Africa Writes will take place in The British Library in London from July 3rd through 5th. It is free, and there are events available for people of all ages. The festival features book launches, readings, panel discussions, author appearances, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities. You can learn more about the program schedule here.

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RAS news and events/Flickr, (Africa Writes 2014)

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RAS news and events/Flickr, (Africa Writes 2014)

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RAS news and events/Flickr, (Africa Writes 2014)