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Kick off Independent Bookshop Week with Africa Writes – Exeter

A literary festival celebrating contemporary literature and thought from Africa and the African diaspora

Plans this weekend? Get yourself down to Exeter to celebrate Africa Writes; a celebration of contemporary literature and thought from Africa and the African diaspora.

The festival will be running between 17 and 19 June and has been curated in partnership with independent bookshop Bookbag and Roots Resistance.  There will be three days of free literary events, including poetry performances, books launches, and writing workshops taking place at Bookbag, Exeter Phoenix and Exeter Central Library (plus a couple of digital events on Crowdcast too).

The festival will host a brilliant line-up of writers including Cherie Jones, Louisa Adjoa Parker, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Tjawangwa Dema and Irenosen Okojie. The eagle-eyed among you may notice that the bill also features Lily Green, founder of No Bindings, a Bristol-based publisher and regular collaborator of The Lit Platform. Read her insights on Strange Books here, or check out our multidisciplinary publication The Tilt.

All the events are free and you can see the full programme and register on Eventbrite here:

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