SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Afrikult. Words That Travel - Storytelling


Date: 4 June 2016Time: 12:00 PM

Finishes: 4 June 2016Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Suite & Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Symposium

Afrikult. presents the second of the three-part series Words that Travel. Running throughout 2016, each event focuses on particular mediums and traditions of African literature with the second featuring African storytelling.

Words that Travel aims to showcase the wonderful and rich diversity within the African literary genre. The all day event will be held at SOAS, University of London in the Brunei Suite (BS), Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT) and the Junior Common Room (JCR).

Here are the main features of Words that Travel: African Storytelling;

Publishers’ Market Including Jacaranda Books, Cassava Republic, Books of Africa, Africa Book Centre, Digitalback Books, Numbi Arts plus more!  (Location: Brunei Suite, Time: 12pm – 6pm) 
Open Lit SpaceFeatured authors: Frances Mensah-Williams, Leye Adenle and Sumayya Lee (Location: Brunei Suite, Time: 1pm – 3.30pm) 
African Food CourtIncluding MAMINA, Waakye Leaf and Good Cake Day (Location: Junior Common Room, Time: 12pm – 7pm) 
Performances including Véronique Tadjo, Dr. Kwadwo Osei-Nyame Jnr., Mara Menzies and Kuforji  (Location: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Doors open at 4pm)
Film Screening: KWAKU ANANSE (directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu) (Location: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Doors open at 7.15pm)

 Admission: FREE for all day event, and £5 on the door for the film screening!

Register for Words that Travel: African Storytelling here:

Afrikult. have even organised a super informal, good vibzing pre-event reading of hilarious drama ANANSE AND THE GOLDEN DRUM! The pre-event reading is free and will be taking place on Friday 27 May at 6.30pm.

They’ve also added a new feature to the Publishers Market where featured authors Frances Mensah-Williams, Sumayya Lee and Leye Adenle will be reading from their novels at the Open Lit Space. They want budding and emerging writers to use this space too – so if you’d like to share your work, drop them an email at Spaces limited.

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