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InterKontinental is an association promoting African literature in Germany. The African Book Festival Berlin is the first festival in the German capital focussing on literature from Africa and/or the diaspora. Curated by Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini, it takes place from 25th to 27th of August 2023 in Berlin.

We look for

Volunteer helpers who are free and willing to work maximum 4-6 hours a day, helping with guest relations, stage and event management, catering and public relations.

We offer

a three-day festival pass and free entry to all events taking place when you are off duty, flat hierarchies and many options to creatively and actively be part of the festival. All volunteers will receive a letter of reference upon request.

We expect 

Reliability and flexibility, that you own a smartphone, good knowledge of the English language.

Unfortunately, we cannot pay for any travel costs.

Interested? Please send a mail to verein[at]

We particularly welcome applications from BIPoCs and applicants* with refugee or migration background.

African Book Festival Beyond Books

For its 5th edition, the African Book Festival Berlin will gather the stars of contemporary African literature at Alte Münze in Berlin-Mitte from 25th to 28th August 2023. The annual African Book Festival is presented by InterKontinental e.V. with a different artistic direction and theme every year in order to represent the african continent in all its diversity. With 3 stages and a large outdoor area, this year’s edition presents an exciting program with literature, performances, live music, film, and poetry, as well as a large outdoor market.

We are looking for partners who would like to present their organization or sell their products at the festival outdoor market. It will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th between 11am and 7pm.

Get in touch: verein[at]