Join Afrikult. this weekend at Digital Blackness and Africa Writes 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Watch out University of Sussex, we’re coming for you! Afrikult. will be chairing the panel The Digital Future of African Literature at the inaugural Digital Blackness conference on Friday 30 June. Our panel discussion will focus on three key areas: the rise and need for digital African literary publishing and platforms, who the digital readers are, and challenges digital African literary publishing and platforms face. We are uber excited to have invited Emma Shercliff (Director of Ankara Press) and Nancy Adimora (Founder and editor of AFREADA) on the panel with us. If you’re around make sure you come by!

Check out the Programme

And we know you didn’t forget about Africa Writes! A brief reminder of what Afrikult. will be doing at the festival and headline events not to miss:

Afrikult. events at the festival:

  • Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase, Saturday 1 July, 9.45am (invitation only)
  • Jalada Africa Showcase, Saturday 1 July, 1.30pm (Zaahida Nabagereka will be chairing the showcase – go Zaahida!)
  • African Books to Inspire: Buchi Emecheta Bookclub, Sunday 2 July, 12.45pm

Africa Writes Headline Events

  • R.A.P Party, Friday 30 June, 7.30pm (Ticket: £12)
  • Dreams and Deceptions: A Night of Storytelling, Saturday 1 July, 6.30pm (Ticket: £12 / £10 / £8)
  • Alain Mabankcou in conversation, Sunday 2 July, 5.00pm (Ticket: £10 / £8 / £7)

Check out the full programme and get your Weekend Pass tickets – this is a weekend you do not want to miss!

With literary love, Marcelle and Zaahida

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