Category: Switzerland

  • Prix Kourouma 2024 shortlist announced

    Prix Kourouma 2024 shortlist announced

    The shortlist for Prix Kourouma 2024 featuring five writers was announced in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, February 5, 2024. Ahmadou Kourouma was a legendary Ivorian novelist of many titles including Les Soleils des indépendances (1968), Le diseur de verité (1972), and the most famous Allah n’est pas oblige (2000) which was translated to Allah Is…

  • Imbolo Mbue receives Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2022 award.

    Imbolo Mbue receives Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2022 award.

    Imbolo Mbue received her Prix Littéraire Les Afriques 2022 in events in Switzerland over the weekend of June 23 – 24, 2023. Prix Littéraire Les Afriques is awarded annually to an African or writer of African descent who has written fiction highlighting a human, societal, ideological, political, cultural, economic or historical issue related to Africa…

  • Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II exhibition for Zurich

    Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II exhibition for Zurich

    The Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II, curated by Zukiswa Wanner, will be hosted in Zurich, Switzerland from June 16 – September 3, 2023. “Litafrika” is an open archive literary exhibition project in three parts (2022-2024) organised by Swiss partners Litar Foundation and Strauhof Zurich. It revolves around the central questions: “How do we read and narrate…

  • GenevAfrica 2023 kicks off in Geneva on May 10.

    GenevAfrica 2023 kicks off in Geneva on May 10.

    GenevAfrica 2023, curated by novelist and poet Max Lobe, runs in Geneva, Switzerland from May 10 – 22, 2023. GenevAfrica is a project aimed at creating literary bridges between French-speaking authors and continental African authors. The first edition, a partnership between the Swiss Embassy in Kinshasa and the French Institute, was hosted in February 2020…