New Daughters of Africa at Cheltenham Literature Festival


Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby wrote a groundbreaking anthology of writing from the African diaspora hailed as ‘a vital document of lost history’ (The Sunday Times). Now New Daughters of Africa continues that mission for a new generation, bringing together a selection of vibrant voices from across the globe.

Featuring women across the diaspora, New Daughters of Africa illuminates the richness and cultural history of this original continent and its enduring influence, while reflecting our own lives and issues today. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this essential volume honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them—and all of us.

Margaret will be attending Cheltenham Literature Festival alongside poet and journalist Wana Udobang to discuss the importance of celebrating black women writers and the work that went into creating both anthologies. The event will be chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.

The event runs from 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm at The Nook in Montpelier Gardens.

Tickets are £8 and available HERE.