Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Every year we showcase established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities.
The Royal African Society acts to fosters a better understanding of Africa in the UK and throughout the world. With a goal to promote Africa globally in the spheres of business, politics, academia, arts and culture.
Africa Writes 2013 is organised by The Royal African Society in partnership with a host of other organisations and individuals including The Caine Prize, Kwani Literary Trust, Yardstick Festival, the Centre of African Studies, Pearson, Black Reading Group & Black Book News, the London Afro-Caribbean Book Club, Numbi Arts, Sidensi, TedxEuston and our main partner, The British Library.