Lagos What's on

Lagos poetry festival

28 Oct-1 Nov. Borderless Words is the title of this performance poetry festival designed to cross boundaries of all sorts – racial, ethnic, gender and language. Performance poetry brings poetry to the...
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi International Book Fair

This year the theme of the 18th international book fair is Twende Digital, Go Digital. There are workshops and seminars, book launches, special events for children, discount sales, exhibitions. The...
Nairobi What's on

Storymoja returns to Nairobi

Storymoja is the most influential festival of creative writing in East Africa. From the 300 participants it attracted in 2007 it is now one of the most prestigious events for the best African write...
Cape Town What's on

Open Book Festival Cape Town

This literary festival takes place each year at the Fugard Theatre and the independent bookshop, The Book Lounge. What was a small festival when it started in 2011 has now become a gathering of som...
Cairo What's on

Cairo Book Fair 2015

The Cairo Book Fair, once a major event in the Egyptian publishing calendar, is still trying to reclaim some of its past importance. The fair, which was cancelled in 2011 because of the 25 January...
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi book fair

The theme of Nairobi's 17th international book fair this year is Catch the Reading Bug. Events include book launches, workshops and seminars – one of the topics is how to get published &ndash...
Nairobi What's on

Meet Etisalat prize top authors

Top African authors of the Etisalat prize talk about their work. NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) author of We Need New Names, Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/ South Africa) author of Bom Boy and Karen Jennings...
Cape Town What's on

South Africa Book Fair

The biggest literary event for South Africa’s publishers, book sellers, authors and readers is no longer just a Cape Town event but a countrywide gathering, hence the change in name from the Cap...
Nairobi What's on

Tony Mochama launches latest book

The launch of Tony Mochama’s latest book Nairobi – A Night Guide through the City in the Sun at the Goethe Institute. The Daily Nation newspaper once wrote in a review of Mochama’...
Cairo What's on

Cairo Book Fair

The Cairo International Book Fair will go ahead in Nasr City as planned although there have been rumours that it would be cancelled because of the unstable political situation. To celebrate its 45t...
Addis Ababa What's on

The churches of Lalibela. History and meaning

The presentation of this book by anthropologist Jacques Mercier and Claude Lepage. Mercier has been specialising in Ethiopia since 1972 when he studied Ethiopian esoteric and traditional medicine....
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi International Book Fair

The 16th Nairobi Book Fair oganised by the Kenya Publishers Association. Book launches, workshops and seminars, including a seminar for budding authors. There will also be the presentation of th...
Nairobi What's on

StoryMoja Hay Festival Nairobi

19-22 Sept. The fifth StoryMoja Hay Festival. A four-day celebration of stories and contemporary Kenyan culture with books, forums, workshops, live performances and music. The festival is run in colla...
Accra What's on

Reading by Dr. Mawuli Adjei

For the series Writers’ Project, this reading is held by the Ghanaian writer, poet and academic Dr. Mawuli Adjei, who reads some extracts from his novel Taboo. Adjei is also a British Chevening...
Addis Ababa What's on

Workshop for Ethiopian and German Authors of Children’s Books

This one-day workshop will bring together Ethiopian and German authors, including Cornelia Franz, Sigrid Zeevaert, Hanna Jansen and Doris Meissner-Johannknecht, directed by Nasrin Siege, a German/Iran...
Accra What's on

Reading by Chuma Nwokolo

26 September 2012. On occasion of the Writers Project of Ghana, Goethe Institut hosts this reading by the Ghanaian writer Chuma Nwokolo. Nwokolo has published the African Writing magazine and writt...
Nairobi What's on

Peace and Milk. Scenes of Northern Somalia

12 June 2012. This book launch is dedicated to a photographic documentation, entitled Peace and Milk: Scenes of Northern Somalia, by the Somali environmentalist Fatima Jibrell and the retired diplomat...
Nairobi What's on

Literature Reading of My Mother's Lover

21 June 2012. On occasion of the public reading series Stories Spoken, this literature reading is dedicated to a novel by Urs Widmer, entitled My Mother’s Lover. The story is set in the 1920s...
Accra What's on

Reading by Kojo Laing

30 May 2012. This reading is part of the series Writers Project of Ghana and is held by Kojo Laing. Laing is a Ghanaian novelist and poet. Among Laing’s novels are Search Sweet Country, Women...
Nairobi What's on

Silence Literature Reading

26 April 2012. This public reading, entitled Silence Literature, is part of the wider series Stories Spoken, organized by Goethe Institut and held by professional readers. The event introduces cont...