January 19, 2015


Re:Play Development programme: We’re so excited. And we just can’t hide it. So we’re telling you that after reviewing nearly 60 quality applications to Re:Play, and interviewing a shortlist of 11,…
September 19, 2014

Ilkley Lit Fest 2014

Ilkley Lit Fest 2014: National Tour starts. I am off to America in a few days and when I return it will be Black History Month. My Father & Other Superheroes…
August 28, 2014

Furious Flower 2014

Seeding the Future of African American Poetry The Furious Flower Poetry Center presents its decade-defining conference, September 24–27, 2014, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Malika Booker, Roger Robinson and myself…
August 27, 2014

Cheltenham Lit Fest

A celebration of The Brunel University African Poetry Prize, with thrilling live performances by this year’s winner, Liyou Libsekal and runner-up, Nick Makoha, chaired by award-winning writer and poet, Bernardine Evaristo Nick and Liyou will…
August 22, 2014

Boston Review

African Poets' Sampler: Slapering Hol Press’s Seven New Generation African Poets, a box set of eight chapbooks edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani as part of the Poetry Foundations Poets in…
August 20, 2014

Brent Remembers

Brent Remembers is the London Borough of Brent's contribution to the SCL Digital War Memorial Project. The Libraries, Arts and Heritage team have brought together Brent residents with poets Malika…
July 23, 2014

Late at Tate Britain

Late at Tate Britain presents Spaces Between - a celebration of youth culture through word and sound Curated by Louder Than Words expect an evening of exploratory spoken word and sound inspired…
July 11, 2014

Literary Crossdressing

Literary Cross-dressing & the Diaspora  #AfricaWrites Join me on  Sunday 13 July, 13:45 – 14:45 at the British Library Conference Centre for a  FREE Panel discussion with poets, performers, playwrights and screenwriters Inua Ellams, Nick…