African Writers Festival runs online from February 26-27.
The African Writers Festival, hosted by Georgia College & State University, runs online from February 26-27, 2021. The festival theme is ‘connections and illumination.’
Contemporary African writers are getting critical notice and are attracting an ever-increasing readership globally. At a time when the world is shifting, and conversations around “the other” – whatever form that ‘other’ takes- are very often charged, it is important to remind ourselves of all the ways in which we connect, and the role books and dialogue play in fostering this connection.
It is in this spirit, and in recognition of how writers help illuminate the world that the African Writers Festival is being hosted. This celebration of creativity from Africa brings writers and thinkers together for two days of conversations, readings, and performances. It is hosted by Georgia College and State University’s Creative Writing Program, in partnership with the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for International Studies.
Some of the featured novelists, poets, and thinkers will be Chika Unigwe, Lebo Mashile, Mona Eltahawy, Maaza Mengiste, Wana Udobang, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Wadza Mhute, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Elnathan John, Sulaiman Addonia, Francesca Ekwuyasi, and Tendai Huchu.