Interview with Publishing Perspectives

Stefanie Hirsbrunner talks with Porter Anderson about InterKontinental’s mission, the obstacles and #WIM18 “One problem we’ve identified,” Hirsbrunner says, “is a lack of knowledge about what African literature is. Sometimes, they think it’s about people writing about Africa” rather than from Africa, as in travel writing: “They’ll have somebody who went to Africa and came […]

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InterKontinental on air for RTG Guinea

Karla Kutzner on air for InterKontinental on Radiotélévision Guinée (RTG), speaking about the necessity of more translations from french-speaking African countries and the work of the literary agency.   12-10-2017, Frankfurt Book Fair

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GALLERY

Fotos from our launch event (June 2017), Elnathan’s #BOAT (July and Sept. 2017) and the Frankfurt Book Fair (Oct. 2017).

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 #2

Africa’s leading literary Powerhouse and the World’s largest Book Fair Literature provides a great tool to understand the world, to question who we are as humans and to see the future we want to build as people. Indeed, as Chancellor Angela Merkel stated at the opening ceremony of this year´s Frankfurt Book Fair: “Literature opens […]

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Last Monday, the international book fair in Frankfurt ended. About 278,000 visitors in five days and 7,000 exhibitors were part of the largest book fair in the world. This year, the fair was politically targeted. Apart from the developments in Turkey, the European crisis was also at the centre of the debates. Right wing publishers, […]

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In conversation with… OLUMIDE POPOOLA

London-based Nigerian-German Olumide Popoola is a writer, speaker and performer. Her publications include essays, poetry, the novella this is not about sadness (Unrast, 2010), the play text Also by Mail (edition assemblage, 2013), the short collection breach, which she co authored with Annie Holmes (Peirene Press, 2016), as well as recordings in collaboration with musicians. […]

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Elnathan’s #BOAT with Olumide Popoola

Review Elnathan’s #BOAT with Olumide Popoola September 2nd, 2017 “If we can’t imagine a better future, we can’t create it.” Olumide Popoola On September 2nd, 2017, Elnathan John met London-based Nigerian-German author Olumide Popoola for the second edition of Elnathan’s #BOAT. Her publications include essays, poetry, the novella “this is not about sadness” (Unrast, 2010), the play […]

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In conversation with… JUDE DIBIA

With Germany and Malta, yet another two European countries have recently approved gay marriage. While this is an important step forward in the struggle for equality, many LGBTIQ people in other parts of the world still face severe discrimination. One state that even prosecutes gay marriage is Nigeria. Two awarded authors, Elnathan John and Jude […]

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Elnathan’s #BOAT No.1 with Jude Dibia

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.” Jude Dibia 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 […]

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