Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Don’t miss Diaspora Writes Back  the first evening of the 2013 Africa Writes Festival, when award-wining London based poets will take you on spectacular journeys of poetry from South Africa, to Kenya, to Uganda and Ghana.

The evening will feature performances from the winner of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize, Warsan Shire - whose work has been called ‘fearless and vulnerable, and hailed by critics as a fresh new voice in African literature who writes and performs bracingly honest, exciting – and often challenging poetry.

Also appearing will be critically acclaimed writer, poet and cultural commentator, Nii Ayikwei-Parkes, poet and singer/songwriter Leeto Thale, who has performed at international festivals including WOMAD – and Nick Makoha, a poet whose work is deftly observational, dramatic and often poignant.

Hosted by award-winning, British-Nigerian poet, Bernardine Evaristo, 
Diaspora Writes Back will explore culture, migration, and identity, in an evening of beautiful verse and lyrical versatility. 

Tickets: £7.50/£5.00

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