Crowdfunding action startet for Berlins first InterKontinental Book Festival
Dear Readers and Friends of Literature from Africa, Dear Supporters of InterKontinental,
In April 2018, Berlin will host its first festival celebrating literature from Africa and by African writers. In order to pay travel costs as well as an appropriate honorarium to each author, we need your help now. Support us online.
Africa and Europe. So much taken for granted about each other. Africa sees only the best of Europe; Europe sees only the worst of Africa. Alas, a platform for sincere interactive voices. Hopefully too, for a human touch to issues; in the midst of today's abstract connections. InterKontinental - Akwaaba! As we say here in Ghana.
Amma Darko, Author of Faceless, Between Two Worlds (Ghana)
For a long time we have waited for a literary partnership between western Europe and Africa, one that will highlight and promote the cultural values and currency of African writings, scholars and culture with the authentic nuances and I am glad to see Interkontinental taking a lead in this area.
BISI ALIMI, On air Social and Political Commentator, Public Speaker, TEDx speaker. @bisialimi (GB, Nigeria)
Unless we retrace and embrace our true historical identity as Africans but also as Europeans, and instill that consciousness and knowledge into our youth on both sides, our future will be forever be compromised. Therefore, keep up the good work InterKontinental.
MILDRED NGESA, pan-africanist, Director at Peace pen Communications
InterKontinental’s role in promoting the new and vibrant Africa is very critical to the success of the motherland and they have the right team of experts to execute this goal. Congratulations on your launch and I’m glad to be part of your network.
Raindolf Owosu, Founder of Oasis Websoft and Bisa, a mobile health technology company (Ghana) @raindolf
Whenever there is a platform for the West to dialogue critically with Africa, we must all celebrate and encourage it. This initiative allows that and I celebrate with the organisers.
JUDE DIBIA, Author of Walking with Shadows and Unbridled, Winner of the 2007 Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize (Nigeria, Sweden)
I met the team of InterKontinental just recently but I instantly liked their drive and passion to promote a real and lasting exchange between people and cultures. It's the same drive which keeps us going at ORBANISM. I'm looking forward to working on many interesting events together.
LEANDER WATTIG, event developer and publisher, @orbanism (Germany)
Berlin steht für Vielfalt. Initiativen wie InterKontinental, die den kulturellen Dialog unterstützen, sind für uns als Gastgeber sehr wichtig. Wir können alle lernen besser zuzuhören und Menschen aktiv zu verbinden! Glückwunsch und Herzlich Willkommen!
PHILIP IBRAHIM, Hotel Director Mercure Hotel Berlin City
Herzlichen Glückwunsch InterKontinental. Eine Initiative, die Berlin braucht.
MANUELA SAMBO, Artist (Angola)
This consultancy InterKontinenal is headed by people who are passionate about the right of Africans to tell their stories. They have rich professional and personal experience that enables them to steer the organisation towards achieving its objectives.
Prof. REGINALD ODUOR, Political Philosopher, Public Intellectual, Disability Rights Activist. Kenyatta University (Kenya) @reginaldoduor
InterKontinental's team have rare expertise, bringing cultures together for forward-thinking discourse in the fields of literature and business. Their network is diverse and highly accomplished, and their work is not only compelling, it is vital.
MUSA OKWONGA, Journalist, Poet, Author of Will You Manage?: The Necessary Skills to Be a Great Gaffer and Eating Roses for Dinner - Poems, (UK, Uganda) @Okwonga
InterKontinental will disrupt culture, perception, interpretation, prejudices. We need, this. We need this now. I am looking forward to being part of the festival and to being part of something important and timely.
LEYE ADENLE, Author of Easy Motion Tourist (UK, Nigeria)
InterKontinental talks about politically powerful borderlines, resistantly. This is where futures shared more evenly begins.
Prof. Dr. SUSAN ARNDT, Senior Fellow - English and Anglophone literatures BIGSAS Bayreuth
Elnathan's #BOAT started on July 1st, 2017. Check out the review and pictures.