Introduction from Richard Dowden
Africa is changing fast; politically, economically, socially, culturally. In art, music, film and literature, there is a flowering of imagination, ideas and genres - whole new ways of feeling about Africa and expressing its griefs and joys. So we at RAS have organised this celebration of new writing which also looks back to that first flowering of African literature with the establishment of the African Writers Series 50 years ago. We believe African writers have again reached new heights. We hope that from now on Africa Writes will become an annual fixture in the London calendar of African events.
Speakers at this event include: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ellen Banda-Aaku, Nuruddin Farah, Noo Saro-Wiwa and many other exciting writers and speakers.