Here is a list of African literary events for October 2016. We keep updating.
3rd – 8th October 2016
Kistrech Poetry Festival 2016
Venue: Kisii University, Kisii.
Tuesday, October 4
Kwani Open Mic present Ngartia
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre
Entry: Kes 300 at the door. Limited advance tickets only via M-pesa “Till Number”
Event: No one wants a black woman with a mouth
Venue: The Market Theatre, Cnr Bree & Miriam Makeba Street, Johannesburg.
Ticket: R95 (Pre-booked), R120 (at the door).
Thursday October 6
Book Launch: The God Who Makes Mistakes by Ekow Duker
Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to join us at the launch of Ekow Duker’s new novel The God Who Made Mistakes.
Venue: Exclusive Books Rosebank
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
RSVP: [email protected] or 011 447 3028
Nigeria Prize for Literature reading
Nigeria Prize for Literature shortlisted Elnathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim interview each other, talk about each other’s work and maybe reveal a secret or two.
Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 18 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm prompt.
Literary Crossroads with Ngwatilo Mawiyoo and Phillippa Yaa De Villiers
Venue: Goethe Institut, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Saturday October 8th
Join us for our October Book Club Meetup! This is our fifth meetup and we are excited. The last four have been amazing and we look forward to seeing you there.
Whether it’s your first time or you are already a member, we promise to keep you entertained. We’ll be discussing the book Homegoing. So carry your copy or get one from this link here at 10% discount (Valid for this month only).
Stay tuned for a great poetry performance. Refreshments will be served.
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 10:00 am – 12 noon
Entry is Free
Sunday October 9th , 2016
The Ben Kiwanuka Memorial Poetry Night
Featuring Kagayi Peter, Rushongoza Begumya
Venue: Makere University
Event: Poetry Africa
Some of the best poets on the continent for 20th edition of Poetry Africa festival in Durban, South Africa from 10-15 October 2016.
Venue: Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within UKZN’s College of Humanities, Durban.
More information here.
Wednesday October 13
Venue: University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Theme: Social Media for Literary Transformation
Venue: Ovie Brume Foundation: 29a Gafar Animashahun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time: 2 P.M. prompt
Friday, October 21
Event: Freedom Spoken Words
Venue: Goethe Institut, Lagos
Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPF)
The theme for this years festival is “Paging the Future”
Thursday October 27th
Literary Crossroads – Conversation with African Poets
This edition in collaboration with Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPF) features Jumoke Verissimo and Dami Ajayi from Nigeria in conversation with Mandi Vundla and Afurakan from South Africa. More information here
Les Ateliers De La Pensee
Venue: Ventre Ville De Dakar, Dakar, Senegal, More information