TGRG’s Natalie Fiawoo will be co-producing Africa Writes 2021, which will take place this October. The festival will be a blended virtual and in-person programme taking place both online and at The British Library.

This year marks the ninth – and first biennial – edition of Africa Writes which will be centred around the themes of Imagination, Pleasure and Activism. Africa Writes comes on the heels of other cultural events produced by Natalie for several organisations including Black Cultural Archives, Apples and Snakes, Camden Roundhouse and The Albany Theatre. Her forthcoming exhibition Before Them, We launches in August.

Africa Writes will partner with festival organisers on the African continent to co-curate a series of events as part of the British Council’s Digital Collaboration Fund. African festival partners confirmed are Pa Gya! Literary Festival in Ghana, Kaduna Book and Arts Festival in Nigeria and Afroqueer podcast in Kenya.

This year will also see the second edition of the Lifetime Achievement in African Literature Award, which will be announced during the festival.

Of this latest project Natalie said “When the opportunity came up to work with Africa Writes I couldn’t say no. It is an iconic literary festival and I look forward to working with the team on this year’s event”.

For more information, please visit the Africa Writes website