Events: African Literature at the London Literature Festival, 5 -16 October 2016, London

London Literature Festival

Living in Future Times

Wednesday 5 October 2016 – Sunday 16 October 2016

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The world today increasingly resembles the realm of science fiction. From satellites which map our every movement to robots in the workplace, the stuff of fantasy is becoming reality. And beneath the surface of modern life, winds of change are coursing through every part of society, politics and beyond.

In uncertain times, how can the imagination give us access to other worlds which cast light back on our own? And what role can writers play in showing us better worlds to come?

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Best 50 Events African Londoners can look forward to in October 2016

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As part of Black History Month Special – and because i’m in the mood; attached within this article are 50+ Events spanning from African-themed Poetry, Networking, Art, Training Courses, Workshops and Investment Summits that you may want to check out this month. This month we have networking events, high scale investor workshops, lots of food pop-ups and West African and Sahel musicals to keep you occupied this month. Enquiries on how to be listed should be forwarded to africancultureblog@gmail.com


Our Africa-themed Events are split into the following categories:


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A) Future Generations: Events for Kids and Young People

B) Film Screenings: Black History Month Showcases + Debates

C) Seminars, Debates and Workshops

D) Book Launch

E) Business & Networking

F) Food, Supperclubs & Dining

E) Live Music

F) Art, Fashion and Poetry

G) Community Showcase

H) Outside London


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Event: Manchester Literature Festival Presents: Marlon James, 27 May 2016, Manchester

Manchester Literature Festival Presents:

Marlon James

27 May 2016, 7pm, Manchester

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One of the most exciting voices to emerge from the Caribbean, Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize with A Brief History of Seven Killings. A fictional account of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976, A Brief History is an ambitious and exhilarating masterpiece that spans three decades. Narrated in multiple voices including killers, con-men, drug dealers and CIA agents, the story captures the tensions, politics, culture and characters of Jamaica with style and energy.

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Event: New Voices of Nigeria, 6 April 2016, Oxford Literary Festival

New Voices of Nigeria:

Elnathan John, Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Leye Adenle

Chaired by Paul Blezard

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

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aquotesA group of authors and publishers join forces to discuss new Nigerian writing to mark the launch of Cassava Republic Press in the UK. The group will be introduced by Nigerian-born Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.

Elnathan John is author of Born on a Tuesday, a debut novel that is a tale of brotherhood and tragedy set in modern Nigeria’s complex religious landscape. Sarah Ladipo Manyika is author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, a story of ageing, friendship and loss. Leye Adenle’s Easy Motion Tourist is a crime novel featuring a feisty female protagonist taking on the dark criminal underworld of Lagos.

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