We are thrilled to be hosting an event to celebrate the exciting launch of ‘For Such a Time As This’ by Shani Akilah at The Africa Centre on June 27th.


‘For Such a Time As This’ by Shani Akilah presents a collection of interconnected stories that follow a group of young, Black British friends navigating the complexities of modern life in London. From the excitement of new relationships to the challenges of online dating and the shadow of workplace racism, these narratives burst with romance, friendship, and resilience. Against the backdrop of contemporary issues, including the isolation of Covid-19, Akilah’s vivid prose captures the essence of human connection, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of relationships that shape the characters’ lives and identities.


Join us for an evening of: 

🌟Live Readings: Shani Akilah will share excerpts from her book, immersing us in the rich narratives.


🌟 Insightful Discussions: Dive deep into the themes and stories of the book with a lively panel discussion with notable community leaders moderated by @nikkibiyi, founder of @bounceblackorg. 📢 Stay Tuned: Panellists will be announced soon.


🌟 Networking & Book Signing: Connect with fellow book lovers, get your copy signed, and chat with Shani Akilah herself.

Booking for this event has now closed.