January 1, 1970

Mukoma wa Ngugi at Africa Writes 2013, London

Ngugi wa Thiong’o & Mukoma wa Ngugi, (Saturday, 6.30-8PM). Spanning the history of Africa’s independence and its contemporary literary scene, acclaimed author Ngugi wa Thiong’o and his son, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, discuss their respective preoccupations and aspirations as writers of different generations. Chaired by Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Editor of Granta Magazine.

Africa Writes – the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and Diaspora literature returns this summer from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July at the British Library.

Organised by the Royal African Society and supported by The British Library, Africa Writes will be a weekend of book launches, panel discussions, readings, poetry, children’s workshops and other activities showcasing African literature from across the continent and the Diaspora. The festival will also feature a three day international book fair for publishers of African writing and an African market with food and handicrafts. Now in its second year Africa Writes will bring a number of established and emerging literary figures from the continent and the Diaspora to the world’s second largest library for a weekend promoting critical discussion on contemporary African Writing.