16 July 2019
18:00 - 20:00
Afrikult. @ 5: Bookclub feat Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed
An evening of African literary goodness with delicious Ghanaian food
Join Afrikult as they celebrate their 5th birthday with an evening of African literature accompanied by delicious Ghanaian food!
The evening will open with the launch of digital anthology Stories of Home. The anthology features pieces written by participants involved in the pilot 2018 ‘Stories of Home’ workshop programme hosted at Free Word. The programme focuses on displacement and what home really means. This digital anthology has been edited by poet and writer Momtaza Mehri.
Following the launch there will be an intimate and evocative session with Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, renowned African literary blogger of bookshy books and one third of the popular Not Another Book Podcast, who will host a special book club session, taking the audience through her favourite African women writers.
This is a great opportunity to get some new ideas for your reading list, and chop on tasty food prepared by Waakye Leaf caterers.
Early bird offer available until 10 July. Early bird discounts are applied automatically once tickets are in the basket.
16 July 2019
18:00 - 20:00
£10 (£16 including food) / £5 Early Bird (£11 including food) until July 10
Marcelle Mateki Akita
Marcelle Mateki Akita is a writer, consultant, co-founder of Afrikult. and blogs on matekiwrites. She co-produces the Africa Writes festival in London. Her fiction appears in online and print journals, Lizard & Other Stories is her first collection. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. She tweets @matekiwrites.
Zaahida Mariam Nabagereka
Zaahida Mariam Nabagereka is a doctoral researcher in African languages and cultures at SOAS, her research focuses on the politics of language and its impact on literature production in Uganda. In 2014 Zaahida co-founded Afrikult., a literary organisation seeking to widen access to African literatures. Afrikult. devises and facilitates workshops with young people nationally and internationally.
Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed is a Senior Technical Advisor on Women's Rights. She is also the founder of bookshy – an African literary blog, runs ABC - a visual showcase of African Book Covers, and one-third of Not Another Book Podcast. She holds a BSc in Human and Physical Geography from University of Reading, an MSc in Urbanisation and Development and a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies, both from LSE.
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