Past Event
Books & Debates

New Daughters of Africa

Tue 5 Feb 2019

In 1992, Margaret Busby edited what Carol Boyce Davis described as ‘one of the most significant assemblages of writers across the diaspora’, effectively collating oral and written work from women of African descent, from the female Pharaoh Hatsheput, through poet Maya Angelou and singer Billie Holiday, to emerging writers such as Tsitsi Dangaremba. Many of the writers in the anthology went on to become widely recognised and translated, and the book, Daughters of Africa, is considered ‘an invaluable text’ (Library Journal). A quarter of a century later, Margaret Busby has edited New Daughters of Africa, with over 200 writers and a much greater focus on the contemporary. Compiled with the same rigour as the original, it promises to become a classic. 

Experience the newest new daughters first hand as Margaret Busby introduces three exciting UK contributors - Candice Carty-Williams, Irenosen Okojie and Catherine Johnson.