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 past work 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 October 2020: ‘Black Joy (and Literature) in conversation with Marcelle Akita’ at Fitch Solutions. Private online event.
11th October 2020: Chairing ‘Loud Black Girls’ panel at Streatham Literature Festival. Public event.
19th November 2020: Chairing Q&A for ‘GOETHE ANNUAL LECTURE 2020 BY SHARON DODUA OTOO’. Sharon Dodua Otoo will honour the visions of Black feminist authors and explore the structures that have marginalised and excluded them. Book tickets here.
26th June 2019: Reading at That’s What She Said at The Book Club in Old Street, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5-9
16th July 2019: Afrikult. @ 5 event: Bookclub & launch of Stories of Home anthology.
13th September 2019: Afrikult. bookclub at Africa Utopia festival at Southbank Centre.
Closed month for research trip in Ghana.
18th October 2019: Moderated conversation with Chinelo Okparanta at Pa Gya! festival in Accra, Ghana.
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.
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.
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.
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
18th – 22nd June 2018: Afrikult. ‘Stories of Home’ programme at SOAS and Free Word in London. Closed programme.
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.
Closed month for public programme
3rd – 5th September 2018: Afrikult. presenting workshops at Kaduna Arts & Books festival in Kaduna, Nigeria.
19th – 21st October 2018: Afrikult. presenting workshops at Pa Gya! festival in Accra, Ghana.
Closed from public programme: in Kenya for Afrikult. programme with Jalada Africa
Closed month for public programme