New Daughters of Africa at Wimbledon Bookfest 2019


Join editor Margaret Busby and New Daughters of Africa contributors Leone Ross and Irenosen Okojie as they celebrate the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora at this year’s Wimbledon Book Fest.

Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, 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. It spans a wealth of genres—autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, politics, journalism, essays and speeches—to demonstrate the diversity and remarkable literary achievements of black women who remain under-represented, and whose works continue to be underrated, in world culture.

Leone Ross is Writer-in-Residence at this year’s festival.

Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing. Tickets are £12.50 and available HERE.