Review Elnathan’s #BOAT with Jude Dibia July 1st, 2017
“Regardless of what you’re trying to write you have to make mention to what’s happening politically. All writing is political.”
On the 1st of July 2017, Elnathan John met his first guest Jude Dibia, author of Walking with Shadows, one of few novels, that put a homosexual character in the center of its story. On the basis of his book, Dibia focuses on a topic which is highly topical, not only politically, but also personally for the author himself. Awarded several times for his work, Dibia now lives in Sweden where he escaped the persecution of LGBT in Nigeria.
Fifty guests found their way to the bookstore at Moritzplatz in Berlin Kreuzberg and joint the first edition of Elnathan’s #BOAT. Discussions about identity, writing in exile, sexuality and what it means to be Nigerian.
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