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Literature from Africa in Berlin

Elnathan’s #BOAT has moved to the Literaturhaus Berlin. Here, every quarter widely praised satirist, author of Born on a Tuesday and Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John leads through an evening of literature. In conversation with his guests from varied literary backgrounds and interests, he explores political and social questions of our times. Fiction, prose, poetry – join us for an astounding perspective on African literature.


13 June 2018 | 19.30 | Literaturhaus Berlin

Admission: € 7,- (red. € 5,-)



Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa in 1981. Her first novel, Black Mamba Boy, won the Betty Trask Prize, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award. In 2013 she was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Her second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls, was published in 2013 and won a Somerset Maugham Prize and the Prix Albert Bernard, and was long-listed for The Dylan Thomas Prize and short-listed for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.








    • The Orchard of Lost Souls
      Simon & Schuster, 2013
    • Black Mamba Boy
      Farar, Strauss, Giroux, 2010

Elnathan’s #BOAT continues on

  • 26 September 2018
  • 14 November 2018 with Hawa Golakai