We give you a list of events from across the African and Black Literature world you can attend in March 2021. This calendar is updated regularly. If you wish to have your event listed, you can tweet me or put it in the comments of this page. Please note that we reserve the right of posting.

March 1

 

March 2

 

March 3

Event: Reading & Conversation with Samuel A Wilsi
Event Type: Reading
Venue: www.dringeblieben.de
Language: German

In March 2021, ′′ Afrikas ′′ continues its multi-part series under the title of country focus in cooperation with @scdgofficial Schriftsteller:innen from four different African countries are presented, which provide information about the history and present of their countries of origin with their literary texts. On 3. and 10. March 2021, we invite LIVESTREAM to meet and exchange with the author and theaterman Samuel A. Wilsi, who specially wrote the short story ′′ german Pipan ′′ for this occasion. The events will take place in German. agree africa invites you to: Reading & Conversation with Samuel A Wilsi about his short story ′′ german Pipan ′′ and the former German colony Togo. The event is hosted by Laurenz Leky. March 3., 2021 at 19:30 PM – LIVESTREAM via: www.dringeblieben.de Free admission, donations are greatly appreciated!

March 4

 

March 5

Event: Swahili Literary Festival 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Kilindini Cultural Centre, Mombasa, Kenya
Language: Kiswahili
Information: Click here.

The third edition of The annual Swahili Literary Festival celebrating Woman in the Swahili coast in various discourses, physical and virtual culminating to International Women’s Day

March 6

Event: Your Crib, My Qibla Featuring Kazim Ali, Ladan Osman, and Phillip B. Williams
Event Type: Book Launch’
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

Three poets, Kazim Ali, Ladan Osman and Phillip B. Williams will join Saddiq Dzukogi to celebrate the release of his collection of poems Your Crib, My Qibla which officially comes out March 1, 2021. This event will be hosted by the amazing poet Angel Garcia.

Event: Swahili Literary Festival 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Kilindini Cultural Centre, Mombasa, Kenya
Language: Kiswahili
Information: Click here.

The third edition of The annual Swahili Literary Festival celebrating Woman on the Swahili coast in various discourses, physical and virtual culminating in International Women’s Day

March 7

Event: Swahili Literary Festival 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Kilindini Cultural Centre, Mombasa, Kenya
Language: Kiswahili
Information: Click here.

The third edition of The annual Swahili Literary Festival celebrating Woman on the Swahili coast in various discourses, physical and virtual culminating in International Women’s Day

March 8

Event: Swahili Literary Festival 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Kilindini Cultural Centre, Mombasa, Kenya
Language: Kiswahili
Information: Click here.

The third edition of The annual Swahili Literary Festival celebrating Woman on the Swahili coast in various discourses, physical and virtual culminating in International Women’s Day

March 9

 

March 10

 

March 11

Event: Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power–Tamara Winfrey Harris in Conversation With Deesha Philyaw
Event Type: Author Chat
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here

Charis welcomes Tamara Winfrey Harris in conversation with Deesha Philyaw for a celebration of Winfrey Harris’ empowering, affirming love letter, Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power.

March 12

Event: Conversations with Prof. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
Event Type: Author chat
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here

In this online live event, Rose Wambui Kamande, Odilia Anyachi Okonga, Vamba Sherif and Rahab Njeri will discuss life and work, especially his latest work, The Perfect Nine with the Kenyan giant world literature.

On 12th March 2021, 20.00 Central Eastern Time (22.00 East African time) we will have the honor of sitting with this great man to discuss his life and work, especially his latest work, The Perfect Nine. It is a feminist manifesto in verse, a work that was inspired by the famous Catalan legend Canigo by Jacinth Verdaguer. The Perfect Nine is a creation story from the African perspectives with emphasis on the role of women, the bearers of cultures, who have influenced the trajectory of the present and future and have ensured the survival of humanity since the first beginning.

March 13

Event: Virtually Yours with Goethe Namibia features Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda
Event Type: Reading
Venue: Online
Language: English

Join the Virtually Yours Virtual Gathering with Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda to discuss her novel, No Be From Hia, with hostess Zukiswa Wanner. Virtually Yours is open to anyone anywhere and aims to engage with avid and potential readers on the latest developments in contemporary African literature. Email your name and mobile number to [email protected] with “virtually” as the subject to receive further instructions.

Event: The Shallow Tales Review
Event Type:
Reading
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: On poster

To commemorate its one year anniversary of standard issue publication, The Shallow Tales Review,  Africa’s leading literary magazine, invites you to its first literary reading. Theme: Reading Shallow Tales Date: Saturday, March 13th, 2021 Venue: Zoom Time: 12pm (West African time) Follow us today on our socials to get our news and details on this as they break in the coming days:
IG: theshallowtalesreview1
Twitter: @shallowtales
Facebook: The Shallow Tales Review

Event: Bakwa 10: Politricks
Event Type:
Reading
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: On poster

March 14

 

March 15

Event: Time of the Writer 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival that will be hosted virtually on the festival’s social media channels from 15 to 21 March 2021.

The written word envelops online as South African, African, and International writers meet for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchanging ideas, and stimulating discussions. Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights, short story writers, and poets. This 24th edition features authors in conversation, panel discussions, a public participation programme, and exhibitions focused on many socially-relevant themes such as whistleblowing, migration, colonialism, gender-based violence and sexual identity.

Event: Ukamaka Olisakwe in conversation with Chika Unigwe
Event Type: Author Chat
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Language: English
Information: Click here

To celebrate the American publication of Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be Alright, join author Ukamake Olisakwe on Instagram Live in conversation with Chika Unigwe. Monday 15 March at 7 pm GMT.

March 16

Event: Time of the Writer 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival that will be hosted virtually on the festival’s social media channels from 15 to 21 March 2021.

The written word envelops online as South African, African, and International writers meet for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchanging ideas, and stimulating discussions. Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights, short story writers and poets. This 24th edition features authors in conversation, panel discussions, a public participation programme, and exhibitions focused on many socially-relevant themes such as whistleblowing, migration, colonialism, gender-based violence and sexual identity.

March 17

Event: Off The Page: Claudia Rankine and Maaza Mengiste in conversation
Event Type: Author talk
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers is a Queens College series produced by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Department of English, the Provost’s Office, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Curated by QC professor and author Vanessa Pérez-Rosario.

Event: African Writers in Conversation Series: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
Event Type: Reading
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The third installment of the African Writers in Conversation Series featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Author, Professor of English & Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine.

Admission: Free but register in advance.

Event: Time of the Writer 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival that will be hosted virtually on the festival’s social media channels from 15 to 21 March 2021.

The written word envelops online as South African, African, and International writers meet for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchanging ideas, and stimulating discussions. Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights, short story writers and poets. This 24th edition features authors in conversation, panel discussions, a public participation programme, and exhibitions focused on many socially-relevant themes such as whistleblowing, migration, colonialism, gender-based violence and sexual identity.

March 18

Event: Prof Adekeye Adebajo’sThe Trial of Cecil John Rhodes launches
Event Type: Book launch
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

Prof Adekeye Adebajo made a promise, upon completion of his studies, to pursue anti-imperialist causes and eventually put Cecil Rhodes “on trial”, and now he’s done so with The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes.

Event: Time of the Writer 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts  presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival that will be hosted virtually on the festival’s social media channels from 15 to 21 March 2021.

The written word envelops online as South African, African and International writers meet for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchanging ideas, and stimulating discussions. Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights, short story writers and poets. This 24th edition features authors in conversation, panel discussions, a public participation programme, and exhibitions focused on many socially-relevant themes such as whistleblowing, migration, colonialism, gender-based violence and sexual identity.

March 19

Event: Time of the Writer 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts  presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival that will be hosted virtually on the festival’s social media channels from 15 to 21 March 2021.

The written word envelops online as South African, African and International writers meet for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchanging ideas, and stimulating discussions. Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights, short story writers and poets. This 24th edition features authors in conversation, panel discussions, a public participation programme, and exhibitions focused on many socially-relevant themes such as whistleblowing, migration, colonialism, gender-based violence and sexual identity.

March 20

Event: Time of the Writer 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts  presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival that will be hosted virtually on the festival’s social media channels from 15 to 21 March 2021.

The written word envelops online as South African, African and International writers meet for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchanging ideas, and stimulating discussions. Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights, short story writers and poets. This 24th edition features authors in conversation, panel discussions, a public participation programme, and exhibitions focused on many socially-relevant themes such as whistleblowing, migration, colonialism, gender-based violence and sexual identity.

March 21

Event: Time of the Writer 2021
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Online
Language: English
Information: Click here.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival that will be hosted virtually on the festival’s social media channels from 15 to 21 March 2021.

The written word envelops online as South African, African, and International writers meet for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchanging ideas, and stimulating discussions. Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights, short story writers and poets. This 24th edition features authors in conversation, panel discussions, a public participation programme, and exhibitions focused on many socially-relevant themes such as whistleblowing, migration, colonialism, gender-based violence and sexual identity.

March 22

Event: Heroe Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Mombasa, Kenya and Online
Language: English, French
Event information: Click here.

Heroe Book Fair is an event intended to bring together yearly, Anglophone, Francophone and German speaking writers, poets, publishers and literary enthusiasts from Africa and the Black Diaspora in a couple of days celebration of their literary works and achievements. It is done in partnership with French Embassy in Kenya, Alliance Française Mombasa, Goethe Institut Nairobi, Culture Africa & Hekaya Arts Initiative.

March 23

Event: Heroe Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Mombasa, Kenya and Online
Language: English, French
Event information: Click here.

Heroe Book Fair is an event intended to bring together yearly, Anglophone, Francophone and German speaking writers, poets, publishers and literary enthusiasts from Africa and the Black Diaspora in a couple of days celebration of their literary works and achievements. It is done in partnership with French Embassy in Kenya, Alliance Française Mombasa, Goethe Institut Nairobi, Culture Africa & Hekaya Arts Initiative.

March 24

Event: Heroe Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Mombasa, Kenya and Online
Language: English, French
Event information: Click here.

Heroe Book Fair is an event intended to bring together yearly, Anglophone, Francophone and German speaking writers, poets, publishers and literary enthusiasts from Africa and the Black Diaspora in a couple of days celebration of their literary works and achievements. It is done in partnership with French Embassy in Kenya, Alliance Française Mombasa, Goethe Institut Nairobi, Culture Africa & Hekaya Arts Initiative.

March 25

Event: Heroe Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Mombasa, Kenya and Online
Language: English, French
Event information: Click here.

Heroe Book Fair is an event intended to bring together yearly, Anglophone, Francophone and German speaking writers, poets, publishers and literary enthusiasts from Africa and the Black Diaspora in a couple of days celebration of their literary works and achievements. It is done in partnership with French Embassy in Kenya, Alliance Française Mombasa, Goethe Institut Nairobi, Culture Africa & Hekaya Arts Initiative.

March 26

Event: Heroe Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Venue: Mombasa, Kenya and Online
Language: English, French
Event information: Click here.

Heroe Book Fair is an event intended to bring together yearly, Anglophone, Francophone and German speaking writers, poets, publishers and literary enthusiasts from Africa and the Black Diaspora in a couple of days celebration of their literary works and achievements. It is done in partnership with French Embassy in Kenya, Alliance Française Mombasa, Goethe Institut Nairobi, Culture Africa & Hekaya Arts Initiative.

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March 30

 

March 31