Talks & Topics
Talks & debates

East African Literary All Stars

Part of Africa Utopia

Stretching from the Arabian sea to the cities of Khartoum, Nairobi, Hargesya and beyond, the 'Greater Horn of Africa' is a meeting place of cultures that has produced some of the most exciting literary talents of recent times.

Discover the diverse styles, current trends and concerns which contribute to making this distinctive region a literary powerhouse.

Speakers include author Nadifa Mohamed (The Orchard of Lost Souls, Black Mamba Boy), Sulaiman Addonia (The Consequences of Love), Billy Kahora, Managing Editor of Kwani? Trust and Forward Prize-nominated poet Nick Makoha.

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Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


Included in Pass

need to know

This event is included in both the Saturday Africa Utopia Pass and the Africa Utopia Weekend Pass. Entry to all events in this series is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the session you're trying to attend reaches capacity, you are able to attend other events in the programme which are also part of the pass.

before & after

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