The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Poetry - Poetry Parnassus - Word from Africa - Bewketu Seyoum (Ethiopia)
Sunday 1st July 2012
The Royal African Society’s inaugural Literature and Book festival Africa Writes 2012 is taking place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2012.
Africa Writes aims to enhance coverage and discussion about African literature and writers in London - and the UK, by extension - showcasing established and emerging literary talent from Africa and the Diaspora during a weekend-long series of events, including book launches, readings, panel discussions, children's workshops and other activities. The festival will also feature a two-day international book fair of publishers of African writing and an outdoor pan-African food market featuring dishes from all four corners of the continent.
The main festival takes place in the Brunei Gallery Building (SOAS) & Torrington Square.
The festival's closing event will be Word from Africa, which is also the finale event of the Poetry Parnassus festival being held at the Southbank. Word from Africa is being held on Sunday, 1st July, from 6-10pm in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall and promises to be a rich jollof of poetry, storytelling and song, sautéed with performance and music!.
Headlined by the Official poet at London Olympics 2012 and Associate Artist at the Southbank Centre, Lemn Sissay, the event will feature a selection of The Poetry Parnussus African poets, including Bewketu Seyoum from Ethiopia.
Word from Africa is completely free of charge and there is no need to book at ticket.