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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.

 PROGRAM

26 September 2018 | 19.30 | Literaturhaus Berlin
with PIUS ADESANMI

Admission: € 7,- (red. € 5,-)

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Pius Adesanmi, poet, sartirist, creative non-fiction author, essayist, and academic, was born in Nigeria. He is the internationally-acclaimed winner of the inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing (2010) with his book of creative non-fiction, You’re not a Country, Africa. His first book of poetry, The Wayfarer & Other Poems, won the Poetry Prize of the Association of Nigerian Authors in 2000. His latest book, Naija No Dey Carry Last, a collection of sartirical essays on Nigerian culture, history, and politics, was listed made the Channels TV‘s list of the best Nigerian books of 2015. In 2017, he won the Board of Director‘s leadership Award of the Canada Bureau for International Education. Adesanmi is a celebrated columnist in Nigeria and is considered one of the most influential Nigerian public intellectuals of his generation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

      • Naija No Dey Carry Last
        Parrésia Publishers, 2015
      • You’re Not a Country, Africa
        Penguin Books, 2011
      • The Wayfarer and Other Poems
        Oracle Books, Lagos, 2001

Elnathan’s #BOAT continues on…

14 November 2018 | 19.30 | Literaturhaus Berlin
with HAWA GOLAKAI

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Hawa Jande Golakai is from Liberia and was born in 1979. As a result of political and economic unrest she moved around a great deal with her family and lived in many African countries, including Togo, Ghana and Zimbabwe, before moving to Cape Town as a student in 2003. Hawa trained and worked as a medical researcher in immunology at local academic research institutions. She writes from her experiences as a refugee, foreigner, scientist and contemporary African nomad, a life which has helped foster an intense passion for crime and thriller fiction. The Lazarus Effect (Kwela, 2011 / Cassava 2016) is her first novel and was long-listed for the Wole Soyinka Prize for African writers and shortlisted for both the Sunday Times Literary Prize for Fiction and the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for Creative Writing. Her second Novel The Score (Kwela 2015 / Cassava 2018) is a sequel to her debut thriller. Both novels feature investigative journalist Vee Johnson and her assistant Chloe solving mysteries full of action, humour and surprising twists and turns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • The Score
    Cassava, 2018
  • The Lazarus Effect
    Kwela, 2011

 

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