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Commonwealth People's Forum on inclusive governance London | 16th-18th April 2018 View Now

So Many Islands: an anthology of stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans

Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, writes in his introduction to So Many Islands that the collection represents ‘real glob ...
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The spirit of solidarity at the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018

Ben Okri, renowned writer and poet will kick off three days of the Commownealth People’s Forum 2018. Citizens are, he says, living units of democracy.
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The power of stories at the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018

During the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018, intimate readings will be conducted in promenade by Commonwealth Writers in which delegates ...
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The inaugural Festival of Commonwealth Film

Something amazing happens when I watch a film. I sit down, it begins, and if it's any good, I'm transported to another world. The screen is ...
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  • Commonwealth Writers

    Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. It inspires, develops and connects writers and storytellers in a range of disciplines. 

  • Commonwealth People’s Forum

    The CPF brings together civil society representatives from around the world to discuss and debate key issues facing Commonwealth people. 

  • Publications

    Browse a library of publications from our knowledge hub, including policy briefs written in collaboration with civil society partners, toolkits, guides and more.
  • Awarded Grants Map

    View the Commonwealth Foundation's Grants footprint in this interactive map.