Afrikult. to deliver workshops in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

Monday, 3 September 2018

Afrikult. Team from L-R: Keren Lasme, Zaahida Nabagereka and Marcelle Mateki Akita. Photo credit: Sarah Ozo-Irabor.

In the following months the Afrikult. team will be travelling to Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya to take part in the Kaduna Book and Arts festival, Pa Gya! A literary festival in Accra and collaborative work with Jalada Africa collective in Nairobi. Through the generous support of Book Buzz Foundation, Miles Morland Foundation and Arts Council England the team is able to extend their literary and creative writing workshops to young people and adults on the African continent, while also conducting research and building networks necessary in widening access to African literatures, which is the literary organisation’s core mission.

Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (Kabafest)

Kaduna, Nigeria

4 – 8 September 2018

In collaboration with Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF), Afrikult. co-founders Marcelle Mateki Akita and Zaahida Nabagereka will be delivering literary and creative writing workshops to 16-25 year olds across two days during Kabafest.

Supported by Book Buzz Foundation

Pa Gya! A literary festival in Accra (Pa Gya!)

Accra, Ghana

19 – 21 October 2018

Afrikult. co-founders Marcelle Mateki Akita and Zaahida Nabagereka will be delivering a book club as well as literary and creative writing workshops during Pa Gya! festival. Afrikult.’s Website and Social Media Manager, Keren Lasme, will be photographing the events.

Supported by Miles Morland Foundation

Collaborative project with Jalada Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

30 October – 25 November 2018

Afrikult. co-founders Marcelle Mateki Akita and Zaahida Nabagereka will be working with pan-African writers collective, Jalada Africa, during their time in Nairobi on a collaborative project and networking exercises. The outcome of the trip will be a series of workshops.

Supported by Arts Council England


We are really excited and grateful to have this opportunity to connect with writers, readers, creatives in three African cities where we can exchange ideas and foster new relationships, which will in turn further develop our growth and deepen our impact in the African literary community. If you will be around in any of the cities mentioned above during the same time period please
drop us a line on engage@afrikult.com! We would love to connect and expand our reach and understanding of all the possibilities out there.

We are deeply appreciative for the financial support received from Miles Morland Foundation and Arts Council, the invitation from Kabafest, and the trust and openness of the organisers at Kabafest, Pa Gya! and Jalada. Without the support or the openness for collaboration, none of this would be possible.

Here’s to the African literary community that keeps on thriving.

With literary love + light, Marcelle, Zaahida and Keren

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