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Is anyone else in a shock that June has almost come to an end? If you can relate and feel any sense of discombobulation around time and its pace, then we're with you. With that said, as always, we hope your days are kind to you.<br>
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We are now gearing up to share some exciting content around the festival this year, and for those of you who submitted ideas, we will be in touch by early July. In the meantime, we will be announcing our key events in mid-July and the full programme in August. However this one event couldn't wait to get to you in July, so we've made an exception. We're thrilled to be hosting one of our pre-festival events with the <strong>AKO Caine Prize for African Writing </strong>shortlisted writers on Monday 19 July. More details on that below.<br>
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If you've missed theatre like we have (hint hint, the above image is from our 2019 headline adapted performance of Chigozie Obioma's debut novel <em>The Fishermen</em>) then we have just the treat for you from Almeida Theatre: <strong>Yomi </strong></span><strong>Ṣ</strong><span style="font-size:13px"><strong>ode</strong>'s remarkable play '<strong>and breathe...'</strong>. If you're local to London, learn how you can claim your £5 tickets below.<br>
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Finally we have an event at the RAS looking at the impact of COVID and the consequences of UK's travel restrictions to African countries. Join us on 15 July.<br>
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We'll be in touch soon, until then continue to stay safe.<br>
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– The Africa Writes team</span></span></span></p>

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<strong>Monday 19 July, 19:00 – 20:30 (BST)</strong><br>
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<strong>An evening with the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing shortlisted writers.</strong><br>
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<strong>This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers are sent a link in advance giving access and can watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.</strong></div>

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<p style="text-align:center;color:#222222;font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:150%;margin:1em 0;padding:0"><em>With Doreen Baingana (Uganda), Meron Hadero (Ethiopia), Rémy Ngamije (Rwanda & Namibia), Troy Onyango (Kenya) and Iryn Tushabe (Ugandan). </em></p>

<p style="text-align:center;color:#222222;font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:150%;margin:1em 0;padding:0">The annual AKO Caine Prize for African Writing aims to bring African writing to a wider audience, popularising short fiction from authors on the continent and the diaspora. Launched in 2000, the prize is awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. We’re thrilled to host the 2021 finalists ahead of Africa Writes 2021 (1 – 30 September) in this virtual event where we hear them discuss their inspiration and work.</p>

<p style="text-align:center;color:#222222;font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:150%;margin:1em 0;padding:0">Come prepared! All shortlisted stories are <a href="https://royalafricansociety.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a5b4dc2dec57bd289170737f2&id=3b8c105fc3&e=deb1081e5f" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:#606060;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">available online</a>, so you can read them and come ready to pose your questions to the writers. All questions will be collected on British Library Player so make sure you register below!</p>

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<div style="text-align:center"><strong><span style="font-size:13px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">Date & Time: Thursday, 15th July 10:30 BST<br>
Webinar via Zoom</span></span></strong></div>

<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:#222222;font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:150%;text-align:center"><span style="font-size:13px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">Join the Royal African Society, APPG Africa and SATSA as we examine the consequences of the UK's travel restrictions to African countries.</span></span></p>

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Covid has had a massive impact on Africa, but as much if not more from the economic as from the health consequences. A significant part of that impact has resulted from the closing down of international travel.This event examines the consequences of the UK's travel restrictions, and particularly the current traffic light system, on African countries and their economies, and asks what can be done about it. The implications of those restrictions are far reaching: not just the reduction in income from visiting tourists, but the consequences for conservation, the impact on communities that depend on this income, the resulting increase in poverty, the impact on African airlines and their supply chains, the reduction in business opportunities and inward investment for Africa, and the obstacles to students, academics, musicians, artists and cultural industries of all kinds.</span></span></div>

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