Category: Festivals

  • Germany’s Afrolution Festival 2024 starts June 27

    Germany’s Afrolution Festival 2024 starts June 27

    The Afrolution Festival 2024 with the theme “African/-Diasporic Pluriverses I.” is set to run in Berlin, Germany from June 27 – 30, 2024. Afrolution is a festival with literature at its core, organised by Each One, Teach One, that has hosted many of Africa’s and Afro-German leading writers in Berlin, Germany since 2018. The event…

  • Conceição Evaristo to open Brazil’s Festival da Palavra de Curitiba 2024

    Conceição Evaristo to open Brazil’s Festival da Palavra de Curitiba 2024

    Conceição Evaristo is the opening act at Festival da Palavra de Curitiba 2024 which runs in Curitiba, Brazil from June 16 – 22, 2024. The festival theme is “Resistance.” Festival da Palavra de Curitiba (English: Curitiba Word Festival) was first hosted in the Brazilian city of Curitiba in 2023. That edition ran from September 27…

  • Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2024 winners announced.

    Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2024 winners announced.

    Sami Tchak and Mamadou Samb won in their categories at Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The first edition of Festival International de Littérature de Dakar (Filid) (English: Dakar International Literary Festival) was hosted in Dakar, Senegal in 2022. It was attended by writers, literary critics,…

  • Black Writers Book Festival for Hamburg, Germany

    Black Writers Book Festival for Hamburg, Germany

    The Black Writers Book Festival runs for the first time in Hamburg, Germany from June 7 – 9, 2024. In June there will be a new festival for Black writers to participate in Germany called the Black Writers Book Festival. Its mission is to showcase and promote established and up-and-coming Black writers in spaces created…

  • NBO LitFest 2024 program announced

    NBO LitFest 2024 program announced

    The programme for NBO LitFest 2024, brought to you by Book Bunk and the Hay Festival Global, running in Nairobi, Kenya from June 27 – 30 has been announced. In 2021 Nairobi-based Book Bunk hosted NBO LitFest, a virtual festival anchored in Nairobi’s public libraries with stories and ideas emerging from Nairobi and other regional…

  • Diana Evans to headline Africa Writes Exeter 2024

    Diana Evans to headline Africa Writes Exeter 2024

    Diana Evans is the headline act at Africa Writes Exeter 2024 which runs in Exeter, UK from June 7 – 9, 2024. Africa Writes, a program of the Royal African Society, is the UK’s leading platform celebrating the best contemporary African writing. Since 2012, they have hosted literary festivals in London and Bristol. As part…

  • Hargeysa International Book Fair 2024 for July

    Hargeysa International Book Fair 2024 for July

    The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2024, the seventeenth edition, will be in hosted in Somaliland from July 20 – 25, 2024. The Hargeysa International Book Fair was hosted in Hargeisa, Somaliland in 2008. Since then, it has become the biggest literary extravaganza on the Horn of Africa and one of the biggest on the continent.…

  • Festival Buku Kinshasa 2024 for June

    Festival Buku Kinshasa 2024 for June

    Festival Buku Kinshasa 2024 will run for the second time and will be hosted in Kinshasa, DR Congo from June 28 – 30, 2024. The dates were moved from 7 – 9. Festival Buku Kinshasa was initiated by Congolese publishers, distributors, and booksellers with the support of numerous associations passionate about literature, and hosted in…

  • All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 starts May 23

    All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 starts May 23

    All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 runs in Accra, Ghana from May 23 – 26, 2024. It will celebrate the Legacy of Efua Theodora Sutherland under the theme “Poetry & Play.”  The All African Women Poetry Festival was launched by Tuniq Africa founded by Emma Ofosua in Accra, Ghana in 2023. It was aimed at…

  • Days of African Literature Festival for Graz, Austria

    Days of African Literature Festival for Graz, Austria

    The Days of African Literature Festival with the theme is “Language crosses borders” runs in Graz, Austria from June 14 – 15, 2024. The Chiala Association for the promotion of culture, development, and diversity was founded in February 2012 as the successor to the Africa Center Chiala’Afriqas which ran from 2003 – 2011. They run…

  • Doek Literary Festival 2024 starts August 21

    Doek Literary Festival 2024 starts August 21

    The Doek Literary Festival 2024 is set to run at the Goethe-Institut in Windhoek, Namibia from August 21 – 24, 2024. The theme is “IndePENdence—freedom through reading and writing.” Doek is an arts organization that runs the Doek Literary magazine and the Doek Literary Awards based in Namibia. In 2022, the organisation hosted Doek Literary…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga to headline Salon du livre Africain de Beauregard

    Scholastique Mukasonga to headline Salon du livre Africain de Beauregard

    Scholastique Mukasonga is set to headline the inaugural Salon du livre Africain de Beauregard in France on Sunday, May 26, 2024. The Salon du livre Africain de Beauregard is a new literary festival organized by the Artères and D-Codes associations, in partnership with the town of Hérouville-Saint-Clair. The festival will be hosted at the Château…

  • Salon du Livre d’Abidjan 2024 starts on May 14

    Salon du Livre d’Abidjan 2024 starts on May 14

    Salon du Livre d’Abidjan runs in the capital of Cote D’Ivoire from May 14 – 18, 2024. The guest country is Kenya. Salon du Livre d’Abidjan (English: Abidjan Book Fair) has been organised by L’ASSEDI or the Association des Editeurs de Côte d’ivoire (English: Association of Publishers of Ivory Coast) annually since 1999. One of…

  • Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2024 guests revealed.

    Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2024 guests revealed.

    The guests who will feature at the Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2022 in Kaduna, Nigeria from May 1 – 4, 2024 have been announced. The Nigerian state of Kaduna introduced the Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to its cultural calendar as part of its centenary celebrations in 2017. Headlined by award-winning author Leila Aboulela,…

  • US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair 2024 starts April 11

    US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair 2024 starts April 11

    The US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair 2024 runs in the US territory from April 11 – 14, 2024. The festival theme is “Legacies: Reckoning + Resilience” The US Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair was first hosted at the University of the Virgin Islands in 2015. For the last nine years,…