African and Black Literature events for October 2020.

We give you a list of events from across the African and Black Literature world you can attend in October 2020.

A few days ago, I asked for folks to share their events for a calendar of events in the African and Black Literature world. I have fashioned this calendar from the entries sent as well as those that are available. I have omitted some events sent that were harmful to writers.

This calendar is being updated daily. If you wish to have your event listed, you can tweet me or put it in the comments of this page. Please note that I reserve the right of posting.

October 1

Event: Lagos International Poetry Festival 2020
Event Type: Poetry festival
Host city: Lagos, Nigeria
Venue: Virtual

Lagos International Poetry Festival 2020
Lagos International Poetry Festival 2020

The Lagos International Poetry Festival first run in 2016 brings together some of the best poetic talents from the continent and beyond on one stage. This year the festival, following global pandemic advisories, will be hosted online over one month.

Information: Click here.

October 2

Event: Wole Soyinka and Chris Abani: In Conversation
Event Type: Author chat
Host: Northwestern University, USA
Venue: Zoom

The Program of African Studies at Northwestern University will host the online event: “Wole Soyinka and Chris Abani: In Conversation.” This event will be held via Zoom.

Information: Click here.

Event: Ut Pictura Poesis. An evening of Poetry, Art, and Art History
Event Type: Poetry
Host: School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln, UK
Venue: Virtual

Ut Pictura Poesis brings together poets, performers, writers, artists, and art historians to discuss their work and research. The programme will include poetry, art, discussion with two art historians. There will be also some time for questions for the audience on the day. Speakers will include Kadija Sesay (activist, writer, poet), Michael Ohajuru (art historian), and others.

Information: Click here.

Event: Quramo Festival of Words 2020, QFEST 2020
Event type: Literary Festival.
Host: Quramo Publishers, Lagos, Nigeria
Venue: Virtual

This year’s theme — Creativity Reset: The Future of Words — is a reflection of the unprecedented times we are navigating as the world resets and begins to rebuild, post the pandemic. They will explore and investigate the social, cultural, and political implications of this new world on the future of African arts and literature. Some of the writers who will stream from cities around the world will be Jude Idada, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Abi Dare, Joan Thatiah, Sulaiman Addonia, Sada Malumfashi, Logan February, among others. There will also be a workshop on Self-editing for Writers conducted by Ukamaka Olisakwe.

Information: Click here.

Event: Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas
Event Type:
Series
Host: Warscapes
Venue: Virtual

We are excited to announce a short book series titled Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas published as a collaboration between OR Books and Warscapes magazine and forthcoming in 2021. Edited by Bhakti Shringarpure, the short books will engage the politically charged push towards “decolonization” underway worldwide today through focused analyses of large and small topics that are part and parcel of our daily lives. Occasionally tongue-in-cheek but always incisive, some of the titles in the pipeline include Decolonize Hipsters by Grégory Pierrot, Decolonize Self-Care by Alyson K. Spurgas & Zoe Meleo-Erwin, Decolonize Journalism by Asim Rafiqui, Decolonize Environmentalism by Prakash Kashwan & Aseem Hasnain and Decolonize Museums by Shimrit Lee.

Information: Click here.

October 3

Event: Virtual Brooklyn Book Festival 2020
Event type: Literary Festival.
Host city: Brooklyn, USA
Venue: Virtual

An array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors will participate as part of our Virtual Festival including  Lee Child, Salman Rushdie, Mia Couto, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrian Tomine, Emily St. John Mandel, Claudia Rankine, Marie Lu, Colson Whitehead, and more. Plus independent publishers, literary magazines, and literary organizations will be showcased in our Virtual Literary Marketplace. Our week of Bookend events — are happening virtually this year starting Monday 9/28. At our lively Children’s Day, more than 40 authors will participate in a full day of author readings and performances, workshops, and activities — all virtual.

Information: Click here.

October 4

Event: Virtual Brooklyn Book Festival 2020
Event type: Literary Festival.
Host city: Brooklyn, USA
Venue: Virtual

An array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors will participate as part of our Virtual Festival including Lee Child, Salman Rushdie, Mia Couto, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrian Tomine, Emily St. John Mandel, Claudia Rankine, Marie Lu, Colson Whitehead, and more. Plus independent publishers, literary magazines, and literary organizations will be showcased in our Virtual Literary Marketplace. Our week of Bookend events — are happening virtually this year starting Monday 9/28. At our lively Children’s Day, more than 40 authors will participate in a full day of author readings and performances, workshops, and activities — all virtual.

Information: Click here.

October 5

Event: Lambda Litfest 2020: BLACK JOY
Event Type: Author chat
Host: Lambda Literary
Venue: Online

BLACK JOY featuring Nicole Shawan Junior, Roger Q. Mason, Jordyn Jay, Nasir Kenneth Ferebee, & George M. Johnson. Join a discussion on Black Joy, how it is vital to the health of Black LGBTQIA+ communities, and how happiness can be celebrated in Black art.

Information: Click here.

October 6

Event: Francophonie d’aujourd’hui, de l’Afrique au monde
Event type: Author chat
Host city: Paris, France.
Venue: Alliance française, Paris Ile-de-France

Meeting with three writers who play with calendars and borders, and are not afraid of them. subjects that disturb. The Alliance française Paris Île-de-France welcomes the writers Hemley Boum, Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe, and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr for an evening “Today’s Francophonie, from Africa to the world” hosted by Bernard Magnier. A signing session will follow the meeting.

Information: Click here.

Event: All Rise. A Judicial Memoir by Dikgang Moseneke.
Event Type: Book launch
Host city: Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: Online

Reflecting on former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s constitutionalism and the role of civil society: a webinar presented by SECTION27, Maverick Citizen and Pan MacMillan.

Mark Heywood (Maverick Citizen Editor) will be in discussion with Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke about his latest book, All Rise. Together with Advocate Adila Hassim and SECTION27 Legal Researcher, Tendai Mafuma, they will explore some of the key issues emanating from the memoir, in particular how civil society uses the Constitution, socio-economic rights and the future of the Constitution.

Information: Click here.

Event: Lambda LitFest 2020
Event type: Literary Festival.
Host: Lambda Literary, USA
Venue: Virtual

Lambda LitFest is back for its fourth year with a week-long festival that will celebrate and defend Black LGBTQ lives. Join over 20 BIPOC LGBTQIA+ writers in conversations on art-making, joy, and how to dismantle a white supremacist, ableist, cisgender, heteronormative world. Events will take place over Zoom and include ASL interpretation. Lambda Litfest events are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Lambda LitFest is supported in part by an Arts Grant from the City of West Hollywood, as well as support from the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Information: Click here.

October 7

Event:  A Journey Into Different Worlds
Event Type: Storytelling event.
Host: Nairobi, Kenya
Venue: Pumwani Highrise, Nairobi Kenya

A Journey Into Different Worlds is a storytelling event organised by John Namai. Details on Poster.

Information: Click here.

Event: Lambda LitFest 2020
Event type: Literary Festival.
Host: Lambda Literary, USA
Venue: Virtual

Lambda LitFest is back for its fourth year with a week-long festival that will celebrate and defend Black LGBTQ lives. Join over 20 BIPOC LGBTQIA+ writers in conversations on art-making, joy, and how to dismantle a white supremacist, ableist, cisgender, heteronormative world. Events will take place over Zoom and include ASL interpretation. Lambda Litfest events are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Lambda LitFest is supported in part by an Arts Grant from the City of West Hollywood, as well as support from the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Information: Click here.

October 8

Event: CORA-NPL BOOK PARTY.
Event Type: Book party
Host city: Lagos, Nigeria
Venue: Virtual

The Committee for Relevant Art, CORA in collaboration with the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), is organising a special edition of the annual CORA-NPL BOOK PARTY.

Theme: All Laureates Feast
Venue: Zoom (register here)
Information: On Poster

 

Event: Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia [The Audio Experience]
Event Type: Audio book launch
Host city: Cape Town, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Join the virtual release of Collective Amnesia [The Audio Experience] with Koleka Putuma, Hosted by Upile Chisala. Bring your keypads and adult beverages, they will be answering your questions, too.

Purchase the Audio Experience: www.kolekaputuma.com/shop

October 9

Event: The Actual Fucking Book Launch!
Event type: Book launch
Host: London, UK
Venue: Online

Join Penned In the Margins and Inua Ellams to celebrate the launch of ‘The Actual Fuck’, Inua’s first full poetry collection. Written on his phone, in transit, between meetings, before falling asleep and just after waking, this is poetry as polemic, as an act of resistance, as a middle finger to a fuckload of grievances. The launch will include contributions from Raymond Antrobus, Dai George, Keisha Thompson, Zaahida Nabagereka, JJ Bola, Nikesh Shukla, Lavinia Singer, Anthony Anaxagorou, Theresa Ikoko and Afua Hirsch as well as live readings from special guests including Lily Loveless (Skins), Sope Dirisu (Gangs of London, Humans), Natalie Simpson (Outlander, Three Sisters), Andrew McMillan (Guardian First Book Award 2015), and the legendary Lenny Henry.

Information: Click here.

Event: Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas
Event Type:
Series
Host: Warscapes
Venue: Virtual

We are excited to announce a short books series titled Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas published as a collaboration between OR Books and Warscapes magazine and forthcoming in 2021. Edited by Bhakti Shringarpure, the short books will engage the politically charged push towards “decolonization” underway worldwide today through focused analyses of large and small topics that are part and parcel of our daily lives. Occasionally tongue-in-cheek but always incisive, some of the titles in the pipeline include Decolonize Hipsters by Grégory Pierrot, Decolonize Self-Care by Alyson K. Spurgas & Zoe Meleo-Erwin, Decolonize Journalism by Asim Rafiqui, Decolonize Environmentalism by Prakash Kashwan & Aseem Hasnain and Decolonize Museums by Shimrit Lee.

Information: Click here.

October 10

Event: Virtually yours with Niq Mhlongo
Event Type: Author Chat
Host: Goethe Namibia
Venue: Online

A series of online discussions – Virtual Gatherings – with Zukiswa Wanner, through which she explores contemporary African literature with authors. Featuring in this Virtual Gathering is Niq Mhlongo: an award-winning author from Soweto, South Africa. His latest book, Paradise in Gaza, will be published in October 2020, and as most of his work has a post-apartheid backdrop. His stories are set in Soweto. Email your name and mobile number to [email protected] to register for this Virtual Gathering and receive the relevant link.

Information: Click here.

Event: The Perfect Noise Open Mic Sessions
Event type: Open Mic
Host city: Gaborone, Botswana
Venue: Zest Restaurant, Gaborone, Botswana.

The Perfect Noise Open Mic Sessions is a monthly creative showcasing where artists of all sorts e.g. poetry, Rap, singing are able to perform.

Information: Click here.

October 11

Event: Nalubaale Review Online Reading of Issue One.
Event Type: Journal reading
Host City: Kampala, Uganda
Venue: Virtual

We shall gather on our mats, desks, tabs and laptops, and have a reading, listening and discussion of the stories, poems, and essays from the first Issue of The Nalubaale Review Magazine. Invite a friend and share it widely. We will also talk about love, money, writing, and publishing in the time of Covid-19 and other topics dear to us as well as meet(see) some of the authors from our first Issue themed ‘The Love-Money Question’. Please make a date with us.

Information: Click here.

October 12

Event: Poetry Africa 2020
Event Type: Poetry festival
Host City: Durban, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Poetry Africa is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa organized by the Centre for Creative Arts which is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.

Information: Click here.

October 13

Event: Mukoma Wa Ngugi gives Keynote address at 3rd Annual Conference on the Role of Literature in a Global World of the Research Week 2020.
Event Type: Keynote address
Host City: Nairobi, Kenya

Mukoma Wa Ngugi. Photo/Ali Ghandtschi
Mukoma Wa Ngugi. Photo/Ali Ghandtschi

Prof. Mukoma Wa Ngugi has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at the 3rd Annual Conference on the Role of Literature in a Global World of the Research Week 2020. The theme of the conference is “Eastern Africa Literature in the 21st Century: Achievements, Challenges, Perspectives”. Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an Associate Professor of English at Cornell University and the author of  The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity and Ownership, the novels Mrs. Shaw, Black Star Nairobi, Nairobi Heat, and two books of poetry,  Logotherapy and  Hurling Words at Consciousness. Unbury Our Dead With Song (a novel about competing Tizita musicians) is forthcoming from Cassava Republic Press (spring of 2021).

Information: Click here.

Event: Poetry Africa 2020
Event Type: Poetry festival
Host City: Durban, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Poetry Africa is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa organized by the Centre for Creative Arts which is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.

Information: Click here.

October 14

Event: Black History Month @ WoW presents Marlon James In Conversation
Event Type: Author chat
Host city: Liverpool, UK
Venue: Virtual

Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James will be streaming in from the United States to discuss his new, Africa-inspired breath-taking sage of adventure Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Following the story of Tracker, the skilled and infamous hunter, who’s engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier. Journey through ancient cities, through dense forests, across deep rivers in this richly detailed and fantastic new adventure. Discussing his life, and his work, Marlon will be joined by award-winning writer Irenosen Okojie.

Information: Click here.

Event: Transnational Series Presents: Namwali Serpell with Chris Abani
Event Type: Author chat
Host City: Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Venue: Online

Join the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith for a conversation with Namwali Serpell and Chris Abani. They’ll be discussing Namwali Serpell’s Stranger Faces.

Information: Click here.

Event: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (Frankfurt Book Fair 2020)
Event Type: Book Fair
Host city: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Virtual

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading.

The fair this year had to cancel its physical offering moving online like every other major literary event. It promises loads of content with those in African publishing.

Information: Click here.

Event: Poetry Africa 2020
Event Type: Poetry festival
Host City: Durban, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Poetry Africa is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa organized by the Centre for Creative Arts which is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.

Information: Click here.

October 15

Event: Labone Dialogues Presents A Life Masterclass with Ama Ata Aidoo
Event Type: Author address
Event City: Accra, Ghana

A series of monthly community engagement events dubbed ‘Labone Dialogues’, that look at development from different perspectives at NYU Accra. This month’s featured guest is Ama Ata Aidoo.

Information: Click here.

Event: Blame Me On Apartheid by Thamsanqa D Malinga
Event Type: Book launch
Event City: Johannesburg; South Africa

Blame Me On Apartheid by Thamsanqa D Malinga launches with virtual discussion with cited scholars and epilogue contributor Adv Vuyani Ngalwana.

Information: On poster.

Event: Poetry Africa 2020
Event Type: Poetry festival
Host City: Durban, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Poetry Africa is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa organized by the Centre for Creative Arts which is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.

Information: Click here.

Event: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (Frankfurt Book Fair 2020)
Event Type: Book Fair
Host city: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Virtual

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading.

The fair this year had to cancel its physical offering moving online like every other major literary event. It promises loads of content with those in African publishing.

Information: Click here.

October 16

Event: Pa Gya! A Literary Festival
Event type:  Literary festival
Host city: Accra, Ghana
Venue: Virtual, Goethe Institut Accra

The Pa Gya! Literary Festival was started by the Writers Project of Ghana in conjunction with the Goethe Institut Accra in 2017. It has quickly become a must-attend festival in the West African region, especially where English speaking writers and readers are concerned.

Information: Click here.

SI Leeds Literary Prize 2020

Event: SI Leeds Literary Prize 2020
Event Type: Award ceremony.
Host City: Leeds, UK
Venue: Virtual

The SI Leeds Literary Prize is an award for unpublished fiction by UK-based Black and Asian women, aged 18 and above. Our aim is to act as a loudspeaker for fresh and original literary voices from an under-represented group, and to help them reach new audiences in mainstream culture. With the help of our partners, shortlisted writers take part in a programme of craft and career development.

Information: Click here.

Event: Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award Ceremony
Event type: Award ceremony
Venue: Virtue.

Information: Click here.

Event: Poetry Africa 2020
Event Type: Poetry festival
Host City: Durban, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Poetry Africa is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa organized by the Centre for Creative Arts which is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.

Information: Click here.

Event: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (Frankfurt Book Fair 2020)
Event Type: Book Fair
Host city: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Virtual

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading.

The fair this year had to cancel its physical offering moving online like every other major literary event. It promises loads of content with those in African publishing.

Information: Click here.

 

Event: Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas
Event Type:
Series
Host: Warscapes
Venue: Virtual

We are excited to announce a short book series titled Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas published as a collaboration between OR Books and Warscapes magazine and forthcoming in 2021. Edited by Bhakti Shringarpure, the short books will engage the politically charged push towards “decolonization” underway worldwide today through focused analyses of large and small topics that are part and parcel of our daily lives. Occasionally tongue-in-cheek but always incisive, some of the titles in the pipeline include Decolonize Hipsters by Grégory Pierrot, Decolonize Self-Care by Alyson K. Spurgas & Zoe Meleo-Erwin, Decolonize Journalism by Asim Rafiqui, Decolonize Environmentalism by Prakash Kashwan & Aseem Hasnain and Decolonize Museums by Shimrit Lee.

Information: Click here.

October 17

Event: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o | THE PERFECT NINE with Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ
Event Type: Author chat

A dazzling, genre-defying novel in verse from the author Delia Owens says “tackles the absurdities, injustices, and corruption of a continent” Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s novels and memoirs have received glowing praise from the likes of President Barack Obama, the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, and NPR; he has been a finalist for the Man International Booker Prize and is annually tipped to win the Nobel Prize for Literature; and his books have sold tens of thousands of copies around the world.

 

Information: Click here.

Event: BORN::FREE presents Veranda: Young, Gifted & Black
Event type: Live performance and readings
Host City: London, UK
Venue: Theatre Peckham, London

BORN::FREE is one of London’s leading platforms for experimental, African, and Afro-diasporic poetry and new writing. Over the last five years, they have worked with the likes of the ICA, British Council, Hackney Empire, and EartH Kitchen to deliver events and experiences that facilitate congregation and creativity with an international Black lens.

With a focus on critique, creation and craft, BORN::FREE returns to Theatre Peckham for the next edition of Veranda, a poetry jam & performance night with an open mic that centres emerging and established voices. This edition’s featured artists will respond to the theme Young, Gifted & Black through live, socially-distanced performances with the Veranda house band, led by drummer Nate Ricketts.

Hosted by the BORN::FREE team – writer/filmmaker Chima Nsodeo, writer and sound artist Belinda Zhawi and writer/theatre-maker malakaï sargeant – expect and informal yet insightful evening of live performance and readings packed with deep laughs and deep hums; many lessons and many blessings.

Information: Click here.

Event: Pa Gya! A Literary Festival
Event type: Literary festival
Host city: Accra, Ghana
Venue: Virtual, Goethe Institut Accra

The Pa Gya! Literary Festival was started by the Writers Project of Ghana in conjunction with the Goethe Institut Accra in 2017. It has quickly become a must-attend festival in the West African region, especially where English speaking writers and readers are concerned.

Event: Poetry Africa 2020
Event Type: Poetry festival
Host City: Durban, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Poetry Africa is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa organized by the Centre for Creative Arts which is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.

Information: Click here.

Event: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (Frankfurt Book Fair 2020)
Event Type: Book Fair
Host city: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Virtual

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading.

The fair this year had to cancel its physical offering moving online like every other major literary event. It promises loads of content with those in African publishing.

Information: Click here.

October 18

Event: Pa Gya! A Literary Festival 2020
Event Type:  Literary festival
Host City: Accra, Ghana
Venue: Virtual, Goethe Institut Accra

The Pa Gya! Literary Festival was started by the Writers Project of Ghana in conjunction with the Goethe Institut Accra in 2017. It has quickly become a must-attend festival in the West African region, especially where English speaking writers and readers are concerned.

Event: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (Frankfurt Book Fair 2020)
Event Type: Book Fair
Host City: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Virtual

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading.

The fair this year had to cancel its physical offering moving online like every other major literary event. It promises loads of content with those in African publishing.

Information: Click here.

 

October 19

 

October 20

Event: A Family Affair by Sue Nyathi launches
Event Type: Book launch.
Host city: Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: Online

Join us for the virtual launch of #AFamilyAffair by Sue Nyathi. Sue will be in conversation with Karabo Kgoleng, broadcaster, and literary critic.

Information: Click here.

October 21

Event:  A Journey Into Different Worlds
Event Type: Storytelling event.
Host: Nairobi, Kenya
Venue: Pumwani Highrise, Nairobi Kenya

A Journey Into Different Worlds is a storytelling event organised by John Namai. Details on Poster.

Information: Click here.

 

October 22

Event: Ake Arts & Book Festival 2020
Event type: Literary festival
Host city: Lagos, Nigeria
Venue: Virtual

The Aké Arts and Book Festival is an annual literary, cultural, and arts event that was founded in 2013 by the Nigerian writer Lola Shoneyin, taking place in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

More information: Click here.

Event: Water Birds on the Lake Shore launch
Event Type: Book launch.
Host city:
Venue: Online

Information: Click here.

Event: Maputo Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host City: Maputo, Mozambique
Venue: Virtual

Information: Click here.

October 23

Event: Representing Africa with the New Daughters
Event Type: Book reading
Venue: Virtual

A discussion on African representation in education, art, and literature. To mark the paperback release of the pivotal anthology New Daughters of Africa, contributors Anni Domingo, Ade Solanke, Goretti Kyomeuhendo, and Zukiswa Wanner join Lavinya Stennett to discuss their perspectives on African representation in education, art, and literature. We will also hear readings from the anthology itself.

New Daughters of Africa celebrates the work of 200 women writers of African descent and charts a literary landscape as never before. From Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA, overlooked artists of the past join key figures, popular contemporaries, and emerging writers in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them, the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and their common obstacles around issues of race, gender and class.

Information: Click here.

Event: Ake Arts & Book Festival 2020
Event Type: Literary festival
Host City: Lagos, Nigeria
Venue: Virtual

More information: Click here.

Event: Maputo Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host City: Maputo, Mozambique
Venue: Virtual
Information: Click here.

Event: Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas
Event Type:
Series
Host: Warscapes
Venue: Virtual

We are excited to announce a short book series titled Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas published as a collaboration between OR Books and Warscapes magazine and forthcoming in 2021. Edited by Bhakti Shringarpure, the short books will engage the politically charged push towards “decolonization” underway worldwide today through focused analyses of large and small topics that are part and parcel of our daily lives. Occasionally tongue-in-cheek but always incisive, some of the titles in the pipeline include Decolonize Hipsters by Grégory Pierrot, Decolonize Self-Care by Alyson K. Spurgas & Zoe Meleo-Erwin, Decolonize Journalism by Asim Rafiqui, Decolonize Environmentalism by Prakash Kashwan & Aseem Hasnain and Decolonize Museums by Shimrit Lee.

Information: Click here.

October 24

Event: Ake Arts & Book Festival 2020
Event type: Literary festival
Host city: Lagos, Nigeria
Venue: Virtual
More information: Click here.

Event: Maputo Book Fair
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host City: Maputo, Mozambique
Venue: Virtual
Information: Click here.

October 25

Event: Ake Arts & Book Festival 2020
Event Type: Literary festival
Host City: Lagos, Nigeria
Venue: Virtual

The Aké Arts and Book Festival is an annual literary, cultural, and arts event that was founded in 2013 by the Nigerian writer Lola Shoneyin, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria.

Information: Click here.

October 26

Event: Siphiwo Mahala’s Birthday Book Party
Event Type: Book Party
Host city: Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: Virtual

Information: On poster

Event: Afrolit Sans Frontieres African Languages Edition
Event Type: Literary Festival.
Event venue: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

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Information: Click here.

Event: FEMRITE’s Week of Literary Activities
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host city: Kampala, Uganda

Information: Click here.

October 27

Event: Afrolit Sans Frontieres African Languages Edition
Event Type: Literary Festival.
Event venue: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter
Information: Click here.

Event: FEMRITE’s Week of Literary Activities
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host city: Kampala, Uganda
Information: Click here.

October 28

Event: Afrolit Sans Frontieres African Languages Edition
Event Type: Literary Festival.
Event venue: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter
Information: Click here.

Event: FEMRITE’s Week of Literary Activities
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host city: Kampala, Uganda
Information: Click here.

October 29

Event: Afrolit Sans Frontieres African Languages Edition
Event Type: Literary Festival.
Event venue: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter
Information: Click here.

Event: FEMRITE’s Week of Literary Activities
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host city: Kampala, Uganda
Information: Click here.

October 30

Event: Afrolit Sans Frontieres African Languages Edition
Event Type: Literary Festival.
Event venue: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter
Information: Click here.

Event: FEMRITE’s Week of Literary Activities
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host city: Kampala, Uganda
Information: Click here.

October 31

Event: Afrolit Sans Frontieres African Languages Edition
Event Type: Literary Festival.
Event venue: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter
Information: Click here.

Event: FEMRITE’s Week of Literary Activities
Event Type: Literary Festival
Host city: Kampala, Uganda
Information: Click here.

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