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Africa Writes Literary Festival 2023 Begins on September 29

Africa Writes Literary Festival 2023 Begins on September 29

Africa Writes Festival 2023

The 2023 edition of the festival will host a series of performances, book launches, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, book sales, and other activities. 

By Hope Ibiale

One of the most anticipated literary festivals for African literature, Africa Writes Literary Festival, will be held from September 29 to October 1, 2023. The festival, whose theme is “Intangible Heritage,” will feature African literary giants such as Yomi Sonde, Ainehi Edoro, Nancy Adimora, Kalaf Epalanga, Sulaiman Addonia, Blitz Bazawule, and Maaza Mengiste. 

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The 2023 edition of the festival will host a series of performances, book launches, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, book sales, and other activities. This year the festival seeks to answer two questions;

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  • What are the things that make us who we are, that we can’t explain or put our fingers on?
  • What parts of our culture are known and felt without being said, and how do they manifest in our stories?
Africa Writes Festival 2023
Africa Writes Festival 2023

Created in 2012, Africa Writes Literary Festival is an initiative by UK’s Royal African Society. This literary festival was designed to showcase emerging and established talents in African literature. Over the years, the festival hosted personalities like Wole Soyinka, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ben Okri, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ, Warsan Shire, and Nawal El Saadawi. Prospective attendees can attend physically or stream online. 

You can buy tickets here

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