4-7 April 2019, BERLIN

AFRICAN BOOK FESTIVAL - Transitioning from Migration

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

WHY?

The only African Book Festival Berlin is an initiative for more diversity in Berlin’s and Germany’s cultural and literary scene.

WHO?

The ABF is organized by InterKontinental and directed by the agency’s directors Stefanie Hirsbrunner and Karla Kutzner. In 2019 the festival is curated by Tsitsi Dangarembga from Zimbabwe.

WHERE?

The festival takes place from April 4th to 7th 2019 at the cinema BABYLON at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin-Mitte.    

PROGRAMME

Tickets on sale from Feb 18th.

06.04. “We Shall Not Sleep” – Zimbabwe´s famous Chirikure Chirikure in Concert

SATURDAY, 9pm Grüner Salon (Volksbühne) DIRECTOR´S SPECIAL EVENT & PARTY Chirikure Chirikure ist wieder in Berlin! Der simbabwische Musiker, Performer, ...
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04.04. Opening Roundtable: “Transitioning From Migration”

THURSDAY, 4:30pm – 6pm Kino 1 Der afrikanische Kontinent wird häufig mit Migration in Verbindung gebracht, afrikanische Länder oft – ...
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04.04. Eröffnungsfeier mit Ben Okri und Denis Scheck

THURSDAY, 7pm – 8:30pm Kino 1 Anfang der 1990er Jahre trafen sich der bekannte deutsche Literaturkritiker und Moderator von Druckfrisch ...
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05.04. NEW PLACES, NEW VOICES. INFLUENCE AND REFLECTION OF MIGRATION IN LITERATURE

FRIDAY, 2.15pm – 3:45pm Kino 1 Viele afrikanische Autor*innen leben und arbeiten aus verschiedenen Gründen außerhalb ihres Heimatlandes – für ...
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Review

WRITING IN MIGRATION 2018:
The first African Book Festival Berlin took place from April 26th to 28th 2018.

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BOOKS

Der Headliner

**english below** “Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are ...
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Tête à Tête

Enjoy our 30 min. interview series. Get to know the writer's work and listen to readings from their latest work. The entire programme, including moderators and time slots will be published soon.
  • 05 - 07 April 2019
Tsitsi Dangarembga

This Mounable Body

Thando Mqolazana

Unimportance

Namwali Serpell

The Old Drift: A Novel

Zakes Mda

Cion, Ways of Dying, Der Walrufer

Sefi Atta

A Bit Of A Difference, Sag allen es wird gut!

SchwarzRund

Biskaya: afropolitaner Berlin-Roman

Sue Nyathi

The Gold-Diggers

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