New Daughters of Africa
Margaret Busby, Irenosen Okojie & Leonie Ross
Chaired by Afua Hirsch
Saturday 12th October 2019, 12.30am-1.30pm
William Morris Tent
Join editor Margaret Busby and contributors Leone Ross and Irenosen Okojie as they celebrate the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora.
Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, New Daughters of Africa illuminates the richness and cultural history of this original continent and its enduring influence, while reflecting our own lives and issues today. It spans a wealth of genres—autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, politics, journalism, essays and speeches—to demonstrate the diversity and remarkable literary achievements of black women who remain under-represented, and whose works continue to be underrated, in world culture.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.