Caine Prize 2017 Readings and Public Events

Tuesday 27 June, WATERSTONES PICCADILLY, 19.00

A relaxed evening with the nominees of the 2017 Caine Prize chaired by Gillian Slovo. 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.

Reserve free tickets via Waterstones.

Address: 203-206 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9HD

Credit: Charlie Hopkinson

Credit: Charlie Hopkinson


Wednesday 28 June, SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, 18.00 - 20.00

An evening to present and converse with the shortlisted authors of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Chair: Lizzy Attree (Director, Caine Prize)

Discussant: Carli Coetzee (SOAS, University of London)

Reserve free tickets on Eventbrite.

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Thursday 29 June, SOUTHBANK CENTRE, 19.30

'African Writing of the Future: Caine Prize Shortlist Readings'

African writing is thriving today, come along and find out what we have to look forward to, and what stories might emerge in the Caine Prize shortlist. The shortlisted writers will be reading from and discussing their work with Bidisha in the Southbank Centre's Level 3 Function Room.

Tickets: £10 (Standard) / £5 (Concession)

Book tickets either by phone on 0844 875 0073 or via Southbank Centre.

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Friday 30 JUNE, WILLESDEN Library, 18.00

A relaxed evening to present and converse with the shortlisted authors of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing. The discussion will be facilitated by Nick Makoha and the authors will get an opportunity to read from their work, talk about themselves, what inspires them and the opportunities of digital channels for African literature.

Reserve free tickets via Eventbrite.

Address: The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2SF

Organised in partnership with Digitalback Books and Brent Council. All Caine Prize anthologies are now available to read on Digitalback Books.


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Saturday 1 July, africa writes, British Library, 15.15 – 16.45

The Caine Prize 2017 shortlisted writers in conversations with Niq Mhlongo.

Tickets: £10 (Saturday Pass) / £15 (Weekend Pass)

Tickets can be reserved via the British Library or call 01937 546 546

Address: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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.

Credit: Victor Dlamini

Credit: Victor Dlamini

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