Online Event: Margaret Busby, Tjawanga Dema, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Bridget Minamore, Aja Monet & Lola Shoneyin at Manchester Literature Festival


Margaret Busby celebrates New Daughters of Africa in a unique event organised by Manchester Literature Festival.

Moving from the personal to the political and the personal as political, the writers collected in New Daughters of Africa consider what it is to exist in the world. From realisations about sexuality and motherhood, to familial and historical legacies, to Black bodies, to community, to the acceptance of self, these pieces chronicle the multiple experiences of women of African descent.

Writers performing work from the collection include Botswanan poet Tjawangwa Dema, British-Ghanaian poet Bridget Minamore (Titanic), US poet of Cuban-Jamaican descent Aja Monet (My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter), and Nigerian poet and novelist Lola Shoneyin (The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives). Margaret Busby will be in conversation with writer Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

The event will run from 4 pm on Sunday 25 October and will be available for ticket holders to watch for 72 hours after the streamed broadcast. Tickets to this event are Pay What You Can and can be bought online in advance HERE

Signed copies of New Daughters of Africa can be bought via the Myriad Editions website HERE