- 2 months ago
Jalada Africa: Mobile Literary and Arts Festival
Saturday 1 July, British Library, London
Creating living connections between writers and readers in East Africa, with Wanjeri Gakuru, Richard Oduor Oduku (Jalada Africa) and Louise Umutoni (Huza Press). Chaired by Zaahida Nabagereka (Afrikult.).
Jalada Africa was formed in 2013 by writers from Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa, and currently comprises of writers and artists, of African origin, from the continent and the diaspora. The Collective seeks to break boundaries by publishing works that stretch the reach of creative writing, expand the range of reading experiences, and diversify audiences for literature. In March 2017, Africa Writes joined Jalada on their inaugral Mobile Literary and Arts Festival, travelling through 5 East African countries in 28 days.