Reading with Yaa Gyasi

“An intelligent, beautiful and healing read –  destined to become a classic.” Zadie Smith about “Homegoing” Am Mittwochabend, 17. Okt. 2018 waren wir zu Gast im Literarischen Colloquium Berlin und luden zur Lesung und Gespräch mit Yaa Gyasi. Moderation: Anna Jäger Deutsche Lesung: ShaNon Bobinger   Fotos: ©InterKontinental     Follow Follow Follow

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African Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Ilija Trojanow in conversation with Tsitsi Dangarembga

After 30 years of oppression, the dictatorship of Robert Mugabe came to an end in 2017. Since then, Zimbabwe is experiencing a political change and is like almost no other African country at the moment “in transition”. Having this in mind, we invited two star authors to speak about literature confronting colonialism and capitalism as […]

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Internationally Acclaimed Writer Tsitsi Dangarembga to be Curator of the African Book Festival Berlin 2019

Tsitsi Damgarembga is the curator of the next African Book Festival in Berlin. This was announced during a reception at the bookstore InterKontinental on September 25th. Dangarembga is a novelist, filmmaker, playwright and activist from Zimbabwe. She became known worldwide when she published her debut Nervous Conditions Conditions (Ayebia Clarke Publishing 2004) in 1988 at […]

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On the move – Interview with Linda Gabriel

Linda Gabriel is one of Zimbabwe´s most exciting and daring female poets and spoken word artists. With her play “You think You Know Me” she recently toured through Germany for a month and left her audience stunned. On the train to Leipzig, Lea Pook met her for InterKontinental. The two women talked about Linda´s work, […]

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(Deutsch) Linda Gabriel Tour

Linda Gabriel did not only travel to Germany for the African Book Festival Berlin „Writing in Migration“. The Spoken word poet, performer and creative powerhouse spent an entire month in Germany. She performed her gripping One-Woman-Show „You Think You Know Me“ as part of the Urban Africa Series at Grassi Museum in Leipzig on 18th […]

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Bücher in Bewegung

Seit Mitte März sind bei InterKontinental Bücher in Bewegung in Berlin und Umgebung. Setzt auch euer Lieblingsbuch in Bewegung, postet es und verlinkt uns auf , Facebook oder Instagram und gewinnt mit etwas Glück freien Eintritt für den Eröffnungstag des Festival am 26. April 2018.   Follow Follow Follow

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Lesung: IMANI mit Mia Couto

Montag, 23. APRIL 2018 19:30 Uhr Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61 Eintritt 5/4 € (Karten an der Abendkasse) IMANI Wir laden herzlich ins Literaturhaus Lettrétage ein zu einer zweisprachigen Lesung (portugiesisch/deutsch) und Gespräch mit Mia Couto und Denis Abrahams. Das Mädchen Imani muss den portugiesischen Offizier Germano unterstützen, weil sie die Sprache und die Sitten der Europäer […]

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Beyond the Individual: Redefining Icons in Africa Interview

Interview with Mukoma wa Ngugi By Richard Oduor Oduku Here wa Ngugi challenges conventional notions of what an African icon is and by whom they are determined. Noting the shift from vanguardist revolutions to people-powered and -led revolutions, he proposes a new iconography for our times. Richard Oduor Oduku: What comes to mind when you think of […]

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REMOTEWORDS: Interview with Niq Mhlongo and Indra Wussow

Based on the tradition of Land Art, REMOTEWORDS is a long-term artistic and interdisciplinary project, founded in South Africa by Achim Mohné and Uta Kopp in 2007. Established at the crossover of art, literature, design, internet-culture and navigation technology, REMOTEWORDS installs messages on roofs of cooperating partners such as cultural institutions. The following inteview focusses […]

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