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Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin)

Past, Present and Future of African Literatures in & from Berlin

Panels’ description PDF


From 10.00 am: Registration
10.30 – 10.45 am: Introduction with Jürgen Becker, Acéle Nadale & Martin Jankowski

11.00 – 13.00 Panel I
Linking Words: What has happened so far.
Keynote: Dr. Pepetual Mforbe
Panel: Christel Gbaguidi, Hervé Tcheumeleu, Marianne Ballé Moudoumbou
Presented by: Acèle Nadale
Featured poet: Goitseone Montsho

13-14:30 Lunch break (catering, book table)

14.30 – 16.00 Panel II
Do you speak African? Languages and fictions.
Keynote: Michael Salu
Panel: Lena Müller, Ibou Diop, Salah Yousif
Moderation: Anna Jäger
Featured poet: Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo

16:00 – 18:00 Coffee break (catering, book table)

16.30 – 18.00 Panel III
Berlintown: City is text.
Keynote: Clementine Ewokolo Burnley
Panel: Anja Saleh, Fatin Abbas, Philipp Khabo Koepsell
Moderation: Saida Rößner
Featured poet: Steve Mekoudja

18-20.00 evening break and film screening (catering, book table)
>> 19-19:30 film premiere “Rituals” by Steve Mekoudja.

20.00 Reading & Performance
Poetry meets… Jazz = PARATAXE special edition!
Welcome: Jürgen Jakob Becker, summary of the day Acéle Nadale and Martin Jankowski >> A multilingual & multimedia celebration of words & sounds with Ede & Ama, Matilda The Great, the Kollektiv Poet & Prophetess and Sean Haefeli * MC: Jùmọké Bọlanle Adéyanju.

From 22:00 Party with DJ Radio Hobo & DJane mokeyanju!


Multilingual program with translations into German.

Registration is requested: .
No participation fee, breaks with fee-based snacks offers.
Entrance to the evening reading: 8/5 €.

We would like to thank all interested parties, partners, supporters and sympathizers for their dedicated cooperation in the preparation of this unique symposium!

Catering of the day by amandlafoods, Berlin.


PARATAXE ist ein Projekt der Berliner Literarische Aktion e.V. und wird gefördert durch die Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Die Parataxe Symposien finden in Kooperation mit dem LCB und Literaturport statt.
Pressekontakt: Anna Giannessi
PARATAXE – die internationalen Literaturszenen Berlins
stadtsprachen – Magazin der internationalen Literaturen Berlins
c/o Berliner Literarische Aktion e.V.
Kastanienallee 2
D – 10435 Berlin
Tel.: +49(0)30/53155963


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