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Africa Day : Celebrating African Literature

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

Centre for Stories invites you to join us for Africa Day at an event focused on celebrating the richness of African literature.  We invite authors, poets and storytellers to come together in a showcase of established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora.

Join us for a night of stories, culture and the launch of our competition for African-Australian writers.

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Speakers

Sisonke Msimang is a writer and activist who works on issues of money, power and sex. She has published extensively including in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, and the Guardian UK.  She has also received a range of fellowships from Yale University (2012); the Aspen Institute (2014) and University of Witswatersrand (2015). You can find her podcasts and stories @TheMoth and TEDxSoweto.   She is working on her first book; Always Another Country: how to find home.

Afeif Ismail is an internationally published poet and playwright from Sudan. His works have been translated into both German and Swedish. His achievements include winning the Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize 2015, 3 Seeds (3 short plays) presented by Always Working Artists at the Blue Room Theatre and The African Magician commissioned and produced by Barking Gecko Theatre Company and nominated for the Australian Writer’s Guild Award for Best Children’s Play in 2011.  International Playwright Observer at 2014 New Visions/New Voices Workshop and Festival, at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA.