Afrikult. to launch ‘Stories of Home’ programme for displaced people in London

Thursday, 26 April 2018

This year we wanted to extend our workshops to hard-to-reach communities and felt particularly moved to work with refugees and asylum seekers, creating a bespoke programme where stories are exchanged and listened to. With the wonderful backing of our partners, we are proud to announce our latest programme Stories of Home launching in National Refugee Week 2018.

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Participate in our ‘Words that Travel’ Working Groups in Norwich and London

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Trial Working Group Call Out

We are looking for educators, activists, academics, artists and writers to join us for a trial working group session that will discuss the uniformity of the current English literature curriculum at secondary school level in England, with a particular focus on the lack of African literature. The session will discuss the consequent issues resulting from the lack of literary diversity, considering what the impact is on learners; this session is part of Afrikult.’s Words that Travel Research and Development workshop programme that will take place in Norwich and London this summer term. We will be drawing on practical examples to highlight the positive outcomes of African literature being taught within secondary level education. The two hour working group session will be held in Norwich in late May and in London in mid-July. Details of speakers and venue will be confirmed and sent to invited participants ahead of the event. Continue reading “Participate in our ‘Words that Travel’ Working Groups in Norwich and London”

Afrikult. awarded funding for ‘Words that Travel’ workshop series

Friday, 30 March 2018

L-R: Zaahida Nabagereka, Keren Lasme and Marcelle Mateki Akita. Photo credit: Sarah Nwafor

We are thrilled to announce that Afrikult. has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to deliver our research and development workshop programme to schools in London and Norwich, all under the title ‘Words that Travel’. Following the success of the three-part event series Afrikult. ran in 2016-17, the team decided to turn the focus of the 2018 edition of the series to workshops traveling from Norwich to London and rounding-off the year with a lounge event.   Continue reading “Afrikult. awarded funding for ‘Words that Travel’ workshop series”

Top 5 Highlights of 2017

Sunday, 31 December 2017

We’ve reached the last day of 2017, and what a year it has been! There have been some amazing titles to come out this year and we are looking forward to adding more exciting titles to our shelves in 2018. We have had a chance to reflect on 2017 and wanted to share our top five highlights of the year. Continue reading “Top 5 Highlights of 2017”

Celebrating Buchi Emecheta x #WhyBuchi Competition

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

If you’re fan of Buchi Emecheta or just getting to know the pioneering novelist’s work, we want to hear from you! Afrikult. is running an exclusive competition for the forthcoming Celebrating Buchi Emecheta event on Saturday 3rd February 2018 – an all-day celebration of the life and work of the acclaimed Nigerian novelist, who passed away in January 2017.  Continue reading “Celebrating Buchi Emecheta x #WhyBuchi Competition”

What is African feminism to you? | Afrikult. workshop at ourselves + others | Sat 25 Nov | SOAS

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

If you’re looking for a weekend filled with rich and intellectual debate and discussion on feminism, an exhibition of black women excellence and vibing to good music then you need to be at ourselves + others: african feminist re-CREATIONS at SOAS this Saturday! And as you guessed, Afrikult. will be there delivering a workshop on nego-feminism and Momtaza Mehri’s poetry with time to write a creative response to material presented.  Sign up via engage@afrikult.com.

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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. Continue reading “Join Afrikult. this weekend at Digital Blackness and Africa Writes 2017”

Afrikult. at Africa Writes 2017, 30 June – 2 July, The British Library

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

We are gearing up for Africa Writes 2017 – the annual African literature festival extraordinaire hosted at the British Library by Royal African Society. Every year the festival attracts a large buzzing audience of readers, publishers, writers and organisations involved in the African literary genre. Continue reading “Afrikult. at Africa Writes 2017, 30 June – 2 July, The British Library”