Caine Prize 2016 Readings and Public Events
Tuesday 28 June, SOAS Khalili Lecture Theatre, 18.00 – 20.00
An evening to present and converse with the shortlisted authors of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing. This informal panel discussion will start at 6pm, and will be chaired by Dr Gus Casely-Hayford from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The authors will talk about themselves, their work and what inspires them.
Tickets: Free, Register Here
Khalili Lecture Theatre – SOAS, University of London,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG
Wednesday 29 June, Waterstones picadilly, 19.00
A panel event featuring authors from the Caine Prize shortlist, including short readings from this year’s books. The session will be chaired by Vimbai Shire, Acting Director of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
Thursday 30 June, Royal Over-Seas League, 19.00
A relaxed evening with the nominees of the 2016 Caine Prize chaired by Lizzy Attree. Each author will read a short extract from their work, after which there will be an opportunity to meet them over a glass of complimentary wine and canapés.
To book, phone: 020 7408 0214 ext 219
Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
Friday 1 July, Brixton Library, 18.30 – 20.30
A discussion with the nominees of the 2016 Caine Prize chaired by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey.
There will be the opportunity to meet with the authors over a glass of wine.
This event is FREE.
Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, London. SW2 1LQ
Phone: 020 7926 1056
Saturday 2 July, British Library, 10.30 – 12.00
A closed event for reading group members to meet the short-listed writers and discuss their stories. In collaboration with the Black Reading Group and African Reading Group.
This event is FREE but is a closed event for reading group members only. If you have a reading group that would like to get involved, email ras_events@ soas.ac.uk
Organised in partnership with Africa Writes, a celebration of contemporary African literature from across the continent and the diaspora in association with the Royal African Society.
Saturday 2 July, British Library, 16.30 – 18.00
Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival, which coincides with the Caine Prize and features book launches, readings, author appearances and other activities. Come to the British Library for Africa Writes: The Caine Prize Conversation, to hear from each of this year’s shortlisted authors and to get involved in this collaborative event.
Organised in partnership with Africa Writes.