Past Events

African Book Festival: Freedom to Write. Freedom to Be Free Panel

Panelists: Tendai Huchu, Haji Jabir, Laila Lalami
Moderation: Edwige-Renée Dro

Literature breaks taboos. Literature empowers. Literature is persecuted. Literature is a beacon of hope. In the face of oppression and censorship, how much power does the writer have and how can they navigate the dangers of putting themselves at risk while working towards the liberation of their people and their craft.

Words for Relief: A Reading for Victims of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Organized by Words Without Borders and hosted by author Merve Emre, this virtual benefit event features readings by Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely, Laila Lalami, Elif Shafak, and others.