Tag: African Book Festival 2020

  • Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on World, African literature.

    Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on World, African literature.

    The Coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on literary communities around the world in recent weeks. The Coronavirus, according to Wikipedia, is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 headliner.

    José Eduardo Agualusa is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 headliner.

    José Eduardo Agualusa was revealed as the headliner of Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 on Friday, February 14, 2020. In 2018, African writers met for the African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner in Berlin. Hundreds of bibliophiles visited the German city’s Babylon Theatre for book presentations, readings, poetry, concerts, interviews, and panel…

  • Kalaf Epalanga is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 curator.

    Kalaf Epalanga is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 curator.

    Kalaf Epalanga was announced as the curator for Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 on September 23, 2019. The festival runs from April 17-19, 2020 with the theme “Telling the Origin Stories.” In April 2018, writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner. Booklovers…