In less than a month, Afrikult. will be hosting the third and final part of their Words that Travel series - and I must say I am super excited that I finally get to attend one. Throughout 2016, each event in the series focused on particular mediums and traditions of African literature. The first event focused on poetry, the second on storytelling, and the third will feature African music. In Afrikult.'s own words:
Words that Travel aims to showcase the wonderful and rich diversity within the African literary genre. Words that Travel: Rhythms of Literature is the final installment for the 2016 series, capturing the synergy between music and literature. The all day event will be held at SOAS, University of London in the Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT) and the Junior Common Room (JCR)
So what's in store?
Publishers’ Market | Location: JCR, Time: 12pm – 6pm
Open Lit Space featured author, poet and musician: Irenosen Okojie, Siana Bangura and Prodigies of Nature | Location: JCR, Time: 5pm – 7pm
African Food Court including MAMINA, Waakye Leaf, and Good Cake Day | Location: JCR, Time: 12pm – 7pm
Performances including Baba Adesose, Dr. Martin Orwin, Chibundu Onuzo and Yomi Sode | Location: DLT, Doors open at 2pm
LIVE Concert featuring Jally Kebba Susso and Seeds of Creation | Location: DLT, Doors open at 8pm
.... and the details of the all-day event:
Date: Saturday 21 January 2017
Doors open: 12 noon
Venue: SOAS, University of London
Admission: FREE for all day event, and £7 on the door for the LIVE concert!
Register for Words that Travel: Rhythms of Literature HERE!
PS. Here's an exciting giveaway the Afrikult. team is hosting:
Because we love reading and having access to digital books, we will have our Digital Reading Competition and Giveaway running from 9th January 2017 on Twitter! There are five exclusive prizes up for grabs so make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr to get first dibs on the giveaways!
The full programme will be released in January 2017, but save the date and if you're in or near London Saturday 21 January come for a fun day of African literature and music organised by Afrikult.