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African writing in Lancaster

03/06/2006 11:30:57

Writers from across Africa and Britain were brought together over the internet this week to generate new work and share experiences.

The event was part of the Crossing Borders – a British Council-funded African writing project, which is designed and managed by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

The Crossing Borders Open Day - held at Lancaster University’s Institute for Advanced Studies on Wednesday, March 1 – was an opportunity to see writing, images, and web resources generated by the Crossing Borders scheme.

A live chat link was set up with participants in Uganda and writers from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Lancaster also came together to produce a new collaborative poem - Sing Like a River.

To listen to the poem go to

For further information about Crossing Borders go to