Taking place from April 26-28 in 2018, InterKontinental presented for the first time a literary festival with and by African writers in Berlin. Curated by the German-Nigerian author Olumide Popoola the festival looked at transnationalism and migration in a more literary sense of “keeping in motion”.
For three days and with the help of fiction, poetry, lectures and panel discussions African reality of life was focused on. How do writers from Africa or the diaspora negotiate the changes that come with displacement, forced or chosen? How do writers approach the constant flux of place and identity? Are they still bound by tradition or being truthful to notions of an “African Identity”?
Writing in Migration brought authors from three continents to Berlin whose books are literary visions and trendsetters all over the world. Together with curator Olumide Popoola, they encouraged their audience: Read Outside The Box.