Where I capture events I moderate or speak at. May include interviews or podcasts, and festivals I produce. Some past work may connect directly with Afrikult. when I was part of the organisation. Themes mostly covered are: African literature and culture, gender and sexuality, wellness and pleasure, and my own research and writing. For booking enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th February 2021: Interviewed on the BBC World Service’s The Forum in podcast episode Mermaids: Tales from the Deep in relation to my children’s book Fatama and Mami Wata’s Secret. Listen here.
22nd April 2021: Chairing ‘Step into my parlour: Celebrating Black British female authors‘ with Dorothy Koomson, Frances Mensah Williams and Sareeta Domingo for BBC’s Novels That Shaped Our World and Brent Libraries. Book here.
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.
14th – 19th December 2020: Producer of Tottenham Literature Festival at Bernie Grant Arts Centre and online. See programme 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. See the programme here.
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