Chuma Nwokolo, author and advocate, delivers a public lecture tomorrow at the University of Birmingham. The speaker is also publisher and editor of African Writing magazine, and his talk is titled, Those Who Can’t, Write. The occasion is to mark the launch of African Writing’s print edition. The event starts at 5.30pm at Danford Room, 2nd Floor, Arts Building, Centre for West African Studies.
African Writing is a literary magazine that brings together new and old voices from Africa and the Diaspora, including English translations from French, Portuguese, Arabic and other languages. The latest edition contains contributions from some nineteen countries, including fifteen African countries, and features an original translation by Elliot Colla of an excerpt from Ibrahim al-Koni’s Arabic Novel, The Animist. Print copies of the magazine’s 10th and 11th editions will be available at the venue.
Entry is free.