We give you a list of events from across the African and Black Literature world you can attend in September 2021. Updated regularly. Send us your event to be listed here.

Wednesday, September 1

Thursday, September 2

Event: Noviolet Bulawayo in conversation with Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Event Type: Panel discussion/Literary Festival
Venue: Virtual (Crowdcast)
Time: 7pm US ET
Language: English
Details: Click here.

Event: All The Names Given by Raymond Antrobus launches
Event Type:
Book Launch
Venue: Burley Fischer Books
Time: 6:30pm BST
Language: English
Details: Click here.

Join us for the launch of ALL THE NAMES GIVEN by local legend Raymond Antrobus. The evening will take the form of readings by Raymond, a Q&A with Victoria Adukwei Bulley and a live DJ set with Alex Patten.

Friday, September 3

Saturday, September 4

Event: Soma Nami Café is happy to announce our inaugural Literary Trivia
Event Type:
Trivia night
Venue: Soma Nami Books, The Greenhouse
Time: 2-4pm EAT
Language: English
Details: On poster

Soma Nami Café is happy to announce our inaugural Literary Trivia to be hosted at our new store!

The theme: Then and Now of African Literature.

Event: Imbiza Journal’s Conversation with Phemelo Motene
Event Type: Panel discussion
Venue: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 2-4pm CAT
Language: English
Details: Click here.

Sunday, September 5

Monday, September 6

Tuesday, September 7

Event: Molelto Wa Manong
Event Type: Book discussion
Venue: Virtual (Facebook)
Time: 6pm CAT
Language: English
Details: On poster

Event: The Cheeky Natives chat to Lesley Lokko – author of Soul Sisters
Venue: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 18h30 CAT
Language: English
Details: Click here.

Join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion with best-selling international author, Lesley Lokko, about her new book Soul Sisters.Please note that when you join the event we won’t be able to hear you but you will be able to interact with the speakers by using the Q&A and Chat functions.For any queries please contact [email protected]

Wednesday, September 8

Thursday, September 9

Friday, September 10

Event: Shamiso Chikoti “Wonders” launches
Event Type: Book launch
Venue: Latitude 13, Lilongwe, Malawi
Time: 6pm CAT
Language: English
Detail: On poster

Saturday, September 11

Event: Books and Wine
Event Type: Socialising
Venue: Village Market, Nairobi
Time: 2-4pm EAT
Language: English
Details: On poster

Sunday, September 12

Monday, September 12

Tuesday, September 13

Wednesday, September 14

Event: The Cheeky Natives chat to Futhi Ntshingila – author of They Got To You Too
Event Type: Author chat
Venue: Virtual (Facebook, Youtube and Twitter)
Time: 6pm CAT
Language: English
Details: On poster

Thursday, September 15

Event: Mabati Series features Lello Massy and M’od Khamisi Songoro
Event Type: Series
Venue: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 8pm EAT
Language: English
Details: On poster

Thursday, September 16

Friday, September 17

Saturday, September 18

Event: Nana Darkoa’s The Sex Lives of African Women launchs
Event Type: Book luanch
Venue: Vidya Bookstore, Accra, Ghana
Time: 3-5pm GMT
Language: English
Details: on poster

Sunday, September 18

Sunday, September 19

Event: Mwalimu Johnnie Macviban engages Comfort Mussa
Event Type: Book chat
Venue: Virtual (Crowdcast)
Time: 2pm CAT
Language: English
Details: on poster

Event: Footsteps of a Flag launches
Event Type: Book chat
Venue: Hargesya, Somaliland.
Time: 7:45pm EAT
Language: Somali
Details: on poster

Monday, September 20

Event: Ibby South Africa Present Refiloe Moahloli
Event Type: Book chat
Venue: Venue (Facebook)
Time: 6pm CAT
Language: English
Details: on poster

Tuesday, September 21

Wednesday, September 22

Event: Mbogi ya Mawriters features Kenyan writer, poet, playwright, and critic Alex Nderitu
Event Type: Book chat
Venue: Alliance Francaise Nairobi
Time: 2pm EAT
Language: English
Details: on poster

Mbogi ya Mawriters features Kenyan writer, poet, playwright, and critic Alex Nderitu. The Talking of Trees is stage play script that covers the life, death and legacy of Prof. Wangari Maathai.

Thursday, September 23

Event: Kenyan Readathon launch
Event Type: Book chat
Venue: Kenya National Theatre (Ukumbi Mdogo)
Time: 10am-1pm EAT
Language: English
Details: on poster

Friday, September 24

Event: Mükoma wa Ngügï in conversation with Desta Haile
Event Type: Book launch
Venue: Virtual
Time: 19:00BST/14:00 EST
Language: English
Details: Click here.

To mark the global release of Unbury Our Dead With Song, Mükoma wa Ngügï chats with Desta Haile about writing Tizita into Literature and bringing Ethiopia to life in literature. Supported by an exclusive musical performance by Temesgen of Krar Collective, join us and be transported into the world of one of the most cleverly crafted books of the year and be a part of a global conversation about love, music, beauty and imagination.

Saturday, September 25

Event: Online Black Book Festival 2021 (UK)
Event Type: Literary
Venue: Virtual
Time: 16:30 – 20:30 EAT
Language: English
Details: Click here

The Online Black Book Festival 2021 (UK) is an annual book event aimed at showcasing Black British writers and Black writers globally.

Sunday, September 26

Monday, September 27

Tuesday, September 28

Wednesday, September 29

Thursday, September 30