Kulturbüro Elisabeth Berlin
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African Book Festival

Friday, 17. April 2020 until Sunday, 19.04.20

17.04.20 7-10 pm
18.-19.04.20 10 am-8 pm

Villa Elisabeth
Foto: InterKontinental
The African Book Festival Berlin is an initiative for more diversity in Berlin’s and Germany’s cultural and literary scene.

It is organized by InterKontinental and in 2020 the festival is curated by Kalaf Epalanga with a focus on lusophone literature and art. The first two editions, curated by Olumide Popoola (Nigeria) and Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), have gathered in Berlin up to 40 guest authors representing a wide range of forms and styles from award-winning to first published writers to discuss ideas and experiences in debates that have been insightful and inspiring. Amongst the names who attended are Chris Abani, Ben Okri, Bernardine Evaristo, Namwali Serpell, Ayọbámi Adébáyọ, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Helon Habila and pivotal publishers such as Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Indigo Press), Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (Cassava Republic Press) and Sharmaine Lovegrove (Dialogue Books). The program is conceived and curated by a different literary figure from the African continent each year which leads to new perspectives in conversations and a changing regional, linguistic, and cultural focus – an attempt at grasping the vast diversity of the African continent and it’s descents across the world.

Curator: Kalaf Epalanga

Tickets at www.africanbookfestival.de
or by phone or by mail: 0049 30 587 39 461// infoatinterkontinental.org

Supported by: das Auswärtige Amt, BMZ, Engagement Global, Fondation Michalski, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung, Botschaft Portugal
Organizer: InterKontinental

Photo by: InterKontinental