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 hello@matekiwrites.com.

2021

FEBRUARY

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.

APRIL

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.

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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.

OCTOBER

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.

NOVEMBER

19th November 2020: Chairing Q&A for ‘Goethe Annual Lecture 2020 by Sharon Dodua Otoo’. Book tickets hereWatch on YouTube here.

DECEMBER

14th – 19th December 2020: Producer of Tottenham Literature Festival at Bernie Grant Arts Centre and online. See programme here.

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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. 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.

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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