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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Writing in Migration – Focus on Femininity

Berlin’s first African Book Festival “Writing in Migration” – under Olumide Popoola’s (When We Speak of Nothing, Cassava Republic Press, 2017) artistic direction – celebrates writers who employ their art to defy among other things an antiquated image of women. Of the festival’s 37 acclaimed guests, 22 women will take centre stage from 26th – […]

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Some Constructive Criticism – Musa Okwonga responds to “A Message from Earth”

Forty years ago, hearts surging with hope, the Americans sent a probe into space, containing a compilation of sounds representing the best of human civilisation. Two days ago, a small white envelope appeared upon the doorstep of NASA. It was addressed, in slender calligraphy, to Jimmy Carter, who was President when the probe ventured out […]

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Longing, Hope and the Commodification of Sex – Female Perspectives on a New Zimbabwe

Linda Gabriel is one of the most exciting female poets from southern Africa. The Zimbabwe-based artist bravely raises her voice to bear testimony for the women who would not be heard otherwise. She breaks taboos, openly speaks of forbidden love, revenge, AIDS and undying hope. Her poems reflect what moves and frustrates Zimbabwe’s youth. She […]

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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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