Afrolit Writers Season 4: Meet the Writers

A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.

Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières, the literary festival spanning the Black writing world, ran from June 29 to July 6, 2020.

Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, was founded by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdowns. The festival format is two sessions a day on Instagram Live with an artist moderated by a host who also fields questions from audience members. There have been three editions so far; Season 1 from March 23-30, Season 2 from April 20-27, and Season 3 from May 25 – June 1.

Season 4, with a focus on short story writers and poets, had the theme “To Cut A Long Story Short”. It was curated by festival founder Zukiswa Wanner with the participation of Cifordom, Ethale Publishing and Peripherals who helped source French and Portuguese speaking artists. The festival continued its tradition of sourcing Black writers from a variety of nations with 16 writers streaming from 12 cities around the world. The African continent sourced the bulk of the guests with artists from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Liberia, and Cameroon featuring. There were also guests from Canada, USA, Brazil, and Martinique in a diverse show of Blackness.

Below are links to all 16 sessions that featured at Season 4.

Ngwatilo Mawiyoo in Nairobi, Kenya

Zukiswa Wanner moderates Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
Zukiswa Wanner moderates Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

Hannibal Tabu in Los Angeles, USA

Hannibal Tabu hosts Zukiswa Wanner for Afrolit Sans Frontières
Hannibal Tabu hosts Zukiswa Wanner for Afrolit Sans Frontières

Lamelle Shaw in Johannesburg, South Africa

Troy Onyango hosts Lamelle Shaw at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4
Troy Onyango hosts Lamelle Shaw at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4

Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún in Lagos, Nigeria

Troy Onyango engages Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún at Afrolit Sans Frontières,
Troy Onyango engages Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún at Afrolit Sans Frontières,

Irenosen Okojie in London, UK

Irenosen Okojie and Remy Ngamije
Irenosen Okojie and Remy Ngamije

Koleka Putuma in Cape Town, South Africa

Zukiswa Wanner and Koleka Putuma
Zukiswa Wanner and Koleka Putuma

Natalia Molebatsi in Johannesburg, South Africa

Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda hosts Natalia Molebatsi
Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda hosts Natalia Molebatsi

Iquo DianaAbasi in Lagos, Nigeria

Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda Hosts Iquo DianaAbasi
Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda Hosts Iquo DianaAbasi

Mélio Tinga in Maputo, Mozambique

Jessemusse Cacinda and Mélio Tinga
Jessemusse Cacinda and Mélio Tinga

Raoul Djimeli in Yaounde, Cameroon

Raoul Djimeli
Raoul Djimeli

Lu Ain-Zaila in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mel Matsinhe in Maputo, Mozambique

Jessemusse Cacinda hosts Mel Matsinhe at Afrolit Sans Frontières
Jessemusse Cacinda hosts Mel Matsinhe at Afrolit Sans Frontières

Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe in Lille, France

Hemley Boum hosts Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe
Hemley Boum hosts Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe

Suzanne Dracius in Fort-de-France, Martinique.

Manuel Allamellou hosts Suzanne Dracius at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4
Manuel Allamellou hosts Suzanne Dracius at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4

Niq Mhlongo who was in Cologne, Germany

Zukiswa Wanner hosts Niq Mhlongo at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4
Zukiswa Wanner hosts Niq Mhlongo at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4

d’bi.young anitafrika ended proceedings from London, UK

Zukiswa Wanner hosts d’bi.young anitafrika
Zukiswa Wanner hosts d’bi.young anitafrika

 

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