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AFRICAN BOOK FESTIVAL, BERLIN

  • InterKontinental African Book Festival Babylon Theater, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30 10178 Berlin Germany (map)

WRITING BEYOND HISTORY

Colonialism framed Africa as Europe's antithesis in a binary system that glorified Europe as a synonym for civilization, advancement and progress. Africa on the other hand was conceived as a continent without history and became a metaphor for everything dark and negative. This imposition of stereotypes and negativity confronts writers with critical choices about the repatriation of Africa's stolen histories , To what extent and in what way do writers engage with the continent's colonial heritage?

Panelists:

Ayesha Harruna Attah [Ghana / Senegal]

Thando Mgqolozana [South Africa]

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma [USA / Zimbabwe]

Moderation: Clementine Burnley