The 3rd Africa Century International African Writers Conference will take place on the 7th and 8th November 2014 at the Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
Founded by the wRite associates, the Africa Century International African Writers Conference – a legacy project of the South African Literary Awards – was inaugurated in Mangaung, Free State Province, in 2012 in partnership with the University of Free State. It is set to become a Mecca of who is who of the African literati, the Diaspora and the entire globe where the celebration of African letters occupies centre stage
This historical gathering of literary intellectuals and authors from across the world, is, as the then-OAU’s Conference of African Ministers of Education and Culture (meeting in Coutonou, Benin, in 1991) resolved, “… to afford the African people a moment of pause within which to reflect on the contribution of African Writers to the development of the Continent”.
The programme activities include International African Writers Day Lecture, seminars, discussions, writing workshops, storytelling, readings, poetry performances, book reviews, book exhibitions, and the South African Literary Awards gala ceremony.