Maaza Mengiste, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Margaret Busby Virtual Event with London Library



2020 Booker Prize longlisted author Maaza Mengiste, Laurel Prize shortlisted poet Karen McCarthy Woolf and writer and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied, all contributors to New Daughters of Africa, join Margaret Busby, publisher, 2020 Booker Prize Chair of Judges and editor of the anthology, to read from their work and discuss the legacy that inspires and connects them.

A glorious portrayal of the richness, range and diversity of African women’s voices, this major international collection brings together their achievements across a wealth of genres. From Antigua to Zimbabwe, overlooked artists of the past join key figures, popular contemporaries and emerging writers in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them, the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and their common obstacles around issues of race, gender and class.

The anthology is newly available for £14.99 in paperback. Exclusive editions signed by Margaret Busby are available via the Myriad Editions website.

Tickets are ‘pay what you can’, with £3 and £5 tickets available via The London Library website.

The event will be held at 7 pm – 8 pm UK time on the 5 November 2020.