Africa Writes 2013: Tweetathon

Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Dele Meiji Fatunla


Dear twitter followers and digital movers and shakers,

We are very excited about the return of our festival, Africa Writes - the biggest and boldest celebration of African literature in London - and we’d love you to help us make our voice louder and spread the word about the festival to as many people as possible. We are running a competition with some great prizes for our most avid twitter followers, tweeters and retweeters. In the run up to the festival - which takes place this year from the 5-7th July - we’re offering you AND your followers the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to the festival, by sharing and retweeting our news and updates about the festival, using the #AfricaWrites hashtag. To win some of the great prizes below get out your Iphones, Androids, laptops, macbooks, sit at your desktop and tweet about Africa Writes till you just can’t stop. 

What Prizes are up for grabs? 

Our prizes will go to one of the @RoyAfriSoc followers who tweet  and retweet the most about #AfricaWrites in the run up to the festival using the #AfricaWrites hashtag.

First Prize - Two free tickets to all (ticketed) Africa Writes events plus signed copy of book from participating author of their choice

Second Prize - Two free tickets to one of the (ticketed) Africa Writes events

Third Prize - A free signed copy of a book by a participating author of their choice

We’d love you to help us make our voices louder and spread the word about the festival to as many people as possible. Thank you in advance – and we look forward to some great conversations.

Spread the Word!


How do you participate?

If you're not already, please follow @Royafrisoc on twitter and like our Facebook page -

Retweet, modify and share our updates, and feel free to interact with us – if you’ve read one of the books we tweet about, please tell us and your followers; if there’s an author you’re excited to see or hear at the festival, please share that too! And if you just love the idea of a great summer festival being held at the British Library with great food, great writers, and performances, please tell the world - using the hashtag #AfricaWrites

What will we be twittering about? 

All the latest updates as we move closer to the festival D-Day  – including interesting interviews, links and pictures from and about our participating authors and panellists. 

We’re also launching from 7th June – a campaign we call ‘First Lines, Best Lines’ – sharing the first lines from some of the best loved and beautiful African novels - feel free to comment if you've read the book and add your own, and share as widely as possible!

And look out for our question on the 6th June to win A COPY of a novel by an African author of your choice!*

*Paperback editions only

Terms & Conditions for RAS Competitions

- Immediate family members of RAS staff are not eligible for the competition
- The RAS reserves the right to award or withhold the prizes as appropriate - no financial exchange is available in lieu of a prize
- The decision of the RAS [and/or] selected judges are final, and no correspondence will be entered into about the decision