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Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart performed by authors & Nollywood artists @ Southbank Sunday 15 April 2018

Hear a special 60th anniversary reading of Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece Things Fall Apart, performed by authors and Nollywood artists. Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece provides a searing examination of a traditional African society fracturing under colonial rule. It has sold over 12 million copies in over 50 languages and inspired generations of authors, artists, and musicians, from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Kendrick Lamar. First published in 1958, Things Fall Apart had a revelatory impact, both as a work of vivid literary realism and acute moral insight. Readers: Olu Jacobs – Actor and Nollywood icon Adesua Etomi – Award-winning Nollywood star Kele...

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Africa Writes 2018 Returns Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July

Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. After an amazing response to their call for contributions Africa Writes brought to you by the Royal African Society has been busy cooking up a treat of a programme for you. Full details of the events and ticket booking will be announced at the start of May. In the meantime, save the dates in your diaries for a rich and vibrant programme of book launches, panel discussions, performances, masterclasses, education events, family workshops and an international book fair....

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