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Carlos Moore, activist and author of Fela: This Bitch of a Life, joins Southbank Centre Artist in Residence, Lemn Sissay, for a night of readings and recollections about his life on the 8th of July, 2011. The performance will be the first time the book will be read in England. It will also include previously unseen footage of Fela Kuti in performance. Book your tickets here.
Also at the festival will be Cassava Republic author, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and writer Ben Okri who will be talking about the place of the bar in African literature on the 7th of July, 2011. Book your tickets here.
Finally, on the 1oth of July, watch out for The Caine Prize Readings an evening in which each writer shortlisted for the award will read from To See the Mountain, this year’s Caine Prize collection of short stories, and discuss their work. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the best in new fiction and celebrate Africa's leading literary award.
For more events going on at the London Literature Festival, check out the the Southbank Centre.