James Currey Literary Festival

Join us for the inaugural James Currey Literary Festival, organised by The James Currey Society, African Studies Centre (University of Oxford) and the Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. The festival will include book readings, panel discussions, talks, lectures, workshops, displays and film screenings. 

Festival Programme


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Supported by: British Airways, Abibiman Publishing, Future Africa, Daniel Ford International, La Cave Musik, Hattus Books, World Arts Agency, Y!Naija, Open Country Magazine, British Council, Sally Dunsmore, BellaNaija, NaijaTimes, ThisIsLagos.

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Speakers to include: James Currey, Margaret Busby, Alexandra Pringle, Ikhide Ikheloa, Efe Paul-Azino, Miles Larmer, Stephen Embleton, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Ever Obi, Ikenna Okeh, Kadija Sesay, Timi Ovuru, Javier Gutiérrez Lozano, Onyeka Nwelue, Okwiri Oduor, Jahman Anikulapo, Aderemi Adegbite, Suraj Yengde, Pinkie Mekgwe, Derek Bassey, Keith Richards, Shola Adenekan, Sonny Iroche, Lydia Idakula, Dianne Regisford, Uche Anyanwagu, Debbie Edwards, Nky Iweka, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Obinna Odenigbo, Ayodele Arigbabu.

Booking information

You must register to attend the festival. You can book a ticket for each day of the festival, or a ticket to attend all 3 days. When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation. Please see the link here.


Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG