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Africa Writes presents
Africa Writes 2018 Party with Octavia Poets & Special Guests
Saturday 30 June
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
Octavia Poetry Collective host the festival party for the UK’s biggest celebration of writing from Africa and the diaspora
Following 2017's sold out R.A.P Party, Africa Writes returns with the official festival party hosted by Octavia Poetry Collective. Join us for a Wakanda-themed evening of poetry, music and dancing into the night /future where we'll showcase and celebrate the words, the art, the song of womxn from Africa and the diaspora.
What to Expect
An evening of thoughtful moments, movement and celebration. Special guest poets join members of the Octavia Collective for womxn of colour to share their work. Followed by dancing and afro-influenced sounds from across the diaspora, presented by our guest DJs.
Octavia is a poetry group of women of colour, led by Rachel Long. The group explores issues of intersectionality, sexuality, and the representation of women of colour.
Africa Writes festival is an annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora brought to you by The Royal African Society. Over an exciting summer weekend at the Rich Mix and the British Library, Africa Writes presents a host of book launches, readings, performance, discussions, masterclasses and workshops.
What people are saying
An inspiring experience to be part of – Fringe Frequency
Britain’s foremost Africa gathering – Chuma Nwokolo, writer
As I left [the festival] I marvelled at how multifaceted and rich the continent is. I am counting down the days until the 2018 event. – Vanessa Thomas, Melan Mag
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'One of the most vital venues in London – bringing together artists and people of diverse backgrounds through art and culture.'
Find out more
Africa Writes festival runs Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July at the British Library and Rich Mix. Tickets for other events are available through the British Library website.
Things you should know
Poetry will be BSL interpreted
This event is wheelchair accessible.