African Book Festival in Berlin

The Queer Edition of the African Book Festival will showcase African and Afro-diasporic authors from the LGBTQI+ community

April 25th, 2024
Marina R. Ferrández Esclapez, News from Berlin
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This year, the African Book Festival at Alte Münze in Berlin Mitte will be held as a Queer edition from June 28 to 30, focusing on African and Afrodiasporic authors from the LGBTQI+ community and literature, in which homosexuality and Queer people in Africa play an important role. The three-day festival consists of readings, discussions, music, poetry performances and modern, interactive event formats, audiences will have the opportunity to experience stars and newcomers live and engage in conversation with them.

There will be authors and artists from Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, South Africa, the United States, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand, Uganda, Botswana, Zambia, Great Britain, Sweden and Germany. In addition, the program is accompanied by a large open-air market offering a variety of foods, products and, of course, many books.

South African guests will be Khanyisa Mnyaka, certified life coach, author, content creator and speaker and Kim Windvogel, writer and co-founder of FemmeProjects, an organization for sexual and reproductive health and rights in South Africa.

The African Book Festival offers festival guests a brave space for their writings, experiences and perspectives. Addresses the persecution of gay, bi, trans and intersex people, as well as queer people around the world, and raises awareness. At the same time, the festival presents writers who celebrate one thing above all with their writings: love.

The program and the rest of the participants will be announced soon! Until April 15 there will be a 30% discount for early reservations.


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