Writing Africa Podcast

Writing Africa Podcast Episode 32: Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II

We chat about Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II, say goodbye to Egyptian Novelist Hamdy Abu Golayyel, as well as talk about festivals and awards. Listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast platforms. You find it on Anchor by clicking here.

Here are the discussion topics;


Egyptian Novelist Hamdy Abu Golayyel has passed away Egyptian Novelist Hamdy Abu Golayyel passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023.


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. Curator Zukiswa Wanner gives a tour here;


Abuja Literary and Arts Festival 2023 for September, Ake Festival 2023 for November, and Feira do Livro de Maputo 2023 kicks off on July 27.


Ananda Devi wins Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro 2023, Gracia Mwamba and Feranmi Ariyo win Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2023, Reem Gaafar wins Island Prize 2023, and Paterson Joseph wins UK’s RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2023.





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