Bath and Bristol Event is Yardstick for African Writing29/06/2013
A dozen of the best writers and performance poets from across the African Diaspora took part in the 2013 Yardstick Festival in Bristol and Bath from June 27 to 30.
The four-day event contained a rich mix of literature, performance poetry and art, as well as a range of though-provoking panel discussions. Delia chaired the translation panel ‘Whose language is it anyway?’ featuring writers and scholars Mukoma wa Ngugi, Nick Makoha, Jamala Safari, Warsan Shire and Marie-Annick Gournet.
Other prestigious authors at the festival included Lorna Goodison, Tanya Shirley, Geoffrey Philp (all Jamaican), Lemn Sissay (British Ethiopian) and Leeto Thale (South African).