Culture Poetry

New Daughters of Africa

  • 25
  • Oct




Headshot of poet Aja Monet

Featuring Margaret Busby with Tjawanga Dema,
Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Bridget Minamore, Aja Monet & Lola Shoneyin

Editor Margaret Busby celebrates the second of her ground-breaking anthologies highlighting the work of over 200 female writers from the African diaspora. Moving from the personal to the political and the personal as political, the writers collected in New Daughters of Africa consider what it is to exist in the world. From realisations about sexuality and motherhood, to familial and historical legacies, to Black bodies, to community, to the acceptance of self, these pieces chronicle the multiple experiences of women of African descent. Writers performing work from the collection include Botswanan poet Tjawangwa Dema, British-Ghanaian poet Bridget Minamore (Titanic), US poet of Cuban-Jamaican descent Aja Monet (My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter), and Nigerian poet and novelist Lola Shoneyin (The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives). Margaret Busby will be in conversation with writer Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

Approximate running time 60-70 minutes

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