Afrikult. at Pa Gya! A Literary Festival In Accra 19 – 21 October 2018

Afrikult. team from L-R: Keren Lasme, Zaahida Nabagereka and Marcelle Mateki Akita at Pa Gya! 2018. Accra, Ghana.

In October we were lucky enough to be involved in the second ever edition of Pa Gya! A Literary Festival In Accra.  For Marcelle Akita, this was somewhat of a home-coming as she is Ghanaian, but for Afrikult. as a whole, it was a new adventure! With the support of the Miles Morland Foundation we were able to facilitate a workshop and book club at the three day long event. Writers Project Ghana worked in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Ghana to deliver a really exciting and packed programme of discussions, readings, performances, workshops and book launches.
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Afrikult.’s lituation at #Kabafest18: 5-8 September 2018, Kaduna, Nigeria

Selfie: Marcelle and Zaahida with some of the Kabafest 2018 workshop participants, hosted at Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation. Kaduna, Nigeria.

Earlier this month, we made our way to Kaduna, northern Nigeria, for the second edition of Kaduna Books and Arts Festival (also referred to as Kabafest). After a long journey from London to Abuja to Kaduna, we immediately whisked ourselves into action to deliver the first of our two literary and creative writing workshops at the festival at Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation. Prior to this though, Zaahida introduced Afrikult. during the festival’s opening ceremony while Marcelle was still on the road from Abuja.

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Africa Writes 2018 Young Voices Showcase

This year Afrikult. was invited once again to facilitate two half day workshops as part of the Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase outreach programme. We were lucky enough to return to Parliament Hill School for Girls and work with a wonderful group of students.

Some Parliament Hill School students doing a workshop exercise

We delivered two workshops that focused on African languages and poetry, and African women writers. Continue reading “Africa Writes 2018 Young Voices Showcase”