African Book Festival Berlin 2024 Queer Edition

African Book Festival Berlin 2024 Queer Edition

The African Book Festival Berlin 2024, running from June 28 – 30, 2024, has been named the “Queer Edition.”

The African Book Festival Berlin has been happening in the German city since 2018. Apart from the two Covid years, the festival has run to much success with many new markets for African writers being introduced. Check out our previous coverage of the festival by clicking here.

For 2024, the three-day festival program consists of readings, discussions, music, poetry performances and interactive, and modern event formats. The audience will have the opportunity to experience stars and newcomers live and engage in conversation with them. This will be accompanied by a large outdoor market offering a variety of food, goods, and, of course, plenty of books.

Organisers have revealed that this year’s “Queer Edition” will focus on African and Afro-diasporic authors from the LGBTQI+ community and showcase literature in which homosexuality and queerness in Africa plays a role. Festival guests will be given a brave space for their writing, experiences, and perspectives. It addresses the persecution of homo-, bi-, trans- and intersex people as well as genderqueer people worldwide and raises awareness. At the same time, the festival presents writers who in their writing celebrate one thing above all: Love.

The festival is curated by Author, filmmaker and photographer Ifeatu Nnaobi and features guests like Osvalde Lewat, Siya Khumalo, Stella Nyanzi, Tloto Tsamaase, Yezenia León Mezu, A. Igoni Barrett, Acèle Nadale, Alexandra Antwi-Boasiako, Ani Kayode Somtochukwu, Ayodele Olofintuade, Bisi Alimi, Chantal-Fleur Sandjon, Chiponda Chimbelu, Francecsa Ekwuyasi, Chiké Frankie Edozien, Jude Dibia, Kevin Mwachiro, Khanyisa Mnyaka, Kim Windvogel, Logan February, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Melanie Judge, Miriam Mandelkow, and Noah Slee.

For early bird tickets, it is only three months away, those who wish to attend can get more information at the official festival website by clicking here.

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