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
Hannibal Tabu in Los Angeles, USA
Lamelle Shaw in Johannesburg, South Africa
Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún in Lagos, Nigeria
Koleka Putuma in Cape Town, South Africa
Natalia Molebatsi in Johannesburg, South Africa
Iquo DianaAbasi in Lagos, Nigeria
Mélio Tinga in Maputo, Mozambique
Raoul Djimeli in Yaounde, Cameroon
Lu Ain-Zaila in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mel Matsinhe in Maputo, Mozambique
Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe in Lille, France
Suzanne Dracius in Fort-de-France, Martinique.
Niq Mhlongo who was in Cologne, Germany
d’bi.young anitafrika ended proceedings from London, UK
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