The UK's largest African literature festival, Africa Writes, returns to London in July 2015 with Ben Okri, Hannah Pool and more.
<p><strong><a href="http://africawrites.org" target="_blank">Africa Writes</a></strong>, the UK's largest celebration of African literature, is returning to London this summer. The two day festival will take place July 3-5 with a slew of events at the <strong><a href="http://www.bl.uk" target="_blank">British Library</a></strong>, including workshops, live poetry performances, book launches, panel discussions, and author appearances. Nigerian literary giant <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/the-simpsons-the-princess-guide-nigerian-literature-chinua-achebe-ben-okri-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/" target="_blank"><strong>Ben Okri</strong></a> will headline the festival, anchoring a discussion entitled <em><a href="http://www.bl.uk/events/meditations-on-greatness-ben-okri-in-conversation" target="_blank">Meditations on Greatness</a></em>, while British-Eritrean journalist <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/hannahpool" target="_blank">Hannah Pool</a></strong> will host a conversation on <em><a href="http://www.bl.uk/events/african-books-to-inspire" target="_blank">African Books to Inspire</a></em>, where a selection of writers will share their favorite literary works. Writers will also have the opportunity to present their work to publishers during the celebration. Check out the full program for <a href="http://africawrites.org/tag/africa-writes-2015/" target="_blank">Africa Writes 2015</a> below. For more, read Okayafrica contributor Mayeni Jones' account of <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/africa-writes-2014-london/" target="_blank">romance, sci-fi, feminism and more at last year's</a> edition of the festival.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Africa-Writes-.jpg"><img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xMDM5NDQzMi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxMzE2MDA2MX0.pz_mU0ytQETP-vRNdggdEThfwFUi3FyEWOS0Ro2_zaQ/img.jpg?width=980" id="b371b" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e973e1c61b33ddceae779dd69759c5ba" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image"></a></p>
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