African Writers Festival 2021: Connections and Illuminations
African Literature Festival
FEBRUARY 26- 27 2021
Georgia College and State University’s Creative Writing Program, in partnership with the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for International Studies, is hosting a virtual African Writers Festival. This celebration of creativity from Africa brings diverse African writers and thinkers together for two days of conversations, readings, and performances.
After the pioneering efforts of African writers like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Flora Nwapa and Buchi Emecheta in the 60s and 70s/early 80s, the past two decades have seen an energetic resurgence of African writing. Contemporary African writers are getting great critical notice and are attracting ever increasing readership globally.