I chair and moderate discussions on topics around (but not exclusively to): African literature and culture, gender and sexuality, and wellness and pleasure. I also read my work at events. Some may connect directly with Afrikult. when I was part of the organisation, most events will be connected with my own research and writing, and festivals I’m producing. You can subscribe for my newsletter to receive sporadic updates. For booking enquiries, email hello@matekiwrites.com.

2020

MARCH

5th March 2020: Chairing launch of Frances Mensah-Williams’ novel Imperfect Arrangements at Pearson UK. Private event.

5th – 14th March 2020: Lead producer for SPINE Festival 2020. Mix of closed and public programme for children, young people and families. See free events here.

8th March 2020: Creative Producer for ‘Toni Morrison: A Celebration‘ at WOW – Women of the World Festival 2020 at Southbank Centre. Tickets can be purchased here.

2019

MAY

5th May 2019: Reading ‘Wanderings’ from Unbreakable Bonds anthology on ‘Between diaspora and the continent’ panel at Bare Lit festival at The Albany in London. Time: 11am. Listen here.

JUNE

26th June 2019: Reading at That’s What She Said at The Book Club in Old Street, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5-9

JULY

16th July 2019: Afrikult. @ 5 event: Bookclub & launch of Stories of Home anthology.

5th – 7th July 2019: Lead producer of Africa Writes festival at The British Library, Euston, London. Tickets can be purchased here.

SEPTEMBER

13th September 2019: Afrikult. bookclub at Africa Utopia festival at Southbank Centre.

OCTOBER

Closed month for research trip in Ghana.

18th October 2019: Moderated conversation with Chinelo Okparanta at Pa Gya! festival in Accra, Ghana.

NOVEMBER

1st – 9th November 2019: Lead producer and programmer of Bernie Grant Arts Centre’s inaugural Tottenham Literature Festival.

9th November 2019: Chaired ‘Fros, Rows & Prose’ panel with Emma Dabiri, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Ruth Sutoyé for Tottenham Literature Festival.

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2018

MARCH

15th March 2018: Chairing book launch and discussion of Peter Kimani’s Dance of the Jakaranda at Daunt Books in Hampstead, London. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £5.

APRIL

10th April 2018: Reading at The Vagina Club event at Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £7.

12th April 2018: Chairing ‘Contemporary Writing from Uganda: Celebrating Writivism at 5‘ panel at SOAS, University of London. Time: 6.00pm. Tickets: Free.

15th April 2018: Interview with Writers Project Ghana podcast and radio show on Citi FM radio in Accra, Ghana. Time: 8.30pm.

MAY

15th May 2018: Chairing Fricanduo‘s first ‘What if: Digital Africa‘ panel at MOO Cards, Farringdon, London. Time: 7.00pm. Tickets: Free.

17th – 18th May 2018: Afrikult. ‘Words that Travel’ education workshop programme in Norwich. Closed programme.

30th May 2018: Reading at That’s What She Said at The Book Club in Old Street, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £8

JUNE

18th – 22nd June 2018: Afrikult. ‘Stories of Home’ programme at SOAS and Free Word in London. Closed programme.

29th June – 1 July 2018: Co-producer of Africa Writes festival at The British Library, Euston, London. Tickets can be purchased here.

30th June 2018: Chairing book launch and discussion of Ayesha Harruna Attah’s The Hundred Wells of Salaga at Africa Writes. Time: 1.30pm. Listen here.

JULY

6 July 2018: Reading at ‘Where There is Light: Music & Poetry for Liberia’ at Alice’s Loft, London SW18 3SX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets:  £10 (£5 conc) – available here.

11th – 13th July 2018: Afrikult. ‘Words that Travel’ education workshop programme in London. Closed programme.

AUGUST

Closed month for public programme

SEPTEMBER

3rd – 5th September 2018: Afrikult. presenting workshops at Kaduna Arts & Books festival in Kaduna, Nigeria.

OCTOBER

19th – 21st October 2018: Afrikult. presenting workshops at Pa Gya! festival in Accra, Ghana.

NOVEMBER

Closed from public programme: in Kenya for Afrikult. programme with Jalada Africa

DECEMBER

Closed month for public programme