A snapshot of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.

Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières was hosted by African writers from cities all over the world over the Internet from April 20-27, 2020.

The Afrolit Sans Frontiers Virtual Literary Festival, an initiative by and for writers of African origin, started in March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. The second edition referred to as “Season 2,” also featured some of the leading names in African letters today with curation by Maaza Mengiste and festival founder Zukiswa Wanner. It had 16 writers from 14 countries streaming either on Instagram or Facebook from 13 cities in English, French, or Portuguese over eight days under the festival theme “What I Wish You’d Ask Me.” There were also two sessions where the festival curators interacted with writers from the first edition of the festival.

Here are the writers who featured over the eight days of the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2.  

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor from Nairobi, Kenya,

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Lola Shoneyin from Lagos, Nigeria,

Lola Shoneyin at Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival
Lola Shoneyin

Elma Shaw from Kigali, Rwanda,

Elma Shaw
Elma Shaw

Edwige Renee Dro from Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

Edwige Renée Dro at Afrolit Sans Frontieres
Edwige Renée Dro

Sulaiman Addonia from Brussels, Belgium

Sulaiman Addonia at Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2.
Sulaiman Addonia

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi from Manchester, UK,

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi at Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Napo Masheane from Johannesburg, South Africa,

Napo Masheane
Napo Masheane

Mona Eltahawy from Montreal, Canada.

Mona Eltahawy
Mona Eltahawy

Nii Ayikwei Parkes from London, UK.

Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Marie Louise Bibish Mumbu from Montreal, Canada

Marie Louise Bibish Mumbu
Marie Louise Bibish Mumbu

Chris Abani from Chicago, USA.

Chris Abani
Chris Abani

Fred Khumalo from Johannesburg, South Africa,

Fred Khumalo at Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival
Fred Khumalo

Hemley Boum from Paris, France.

Hemley Boum
Hemley Boum

Ondjaki streaming from Luanda, Angola

Ondjaki
Ondjaki

Ishmael Beah from Los Angeles, USA

Ishmael Beah
Ishmael Beah

Maaza Mengiste alongside Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda, Remy Ngamije, Bisi Adjapon, and Chike Frankie Edozien

Maaza Mengiste, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda, Remy Ngamije, Bisi Adjapon, and Chike Frankie Edozien
Maaza Mengiste, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda, Remy Ngamije, Bisi Adjapon, and Chike Frankie Edozien

Zukiswa Wanner alongside Chike Frankie Edozien, Kalaf Epalanga, and Leye Adenle.

Zukiswa Wanner, Chike Frankie Edozien, Kalaf Epalanga, and Leye Adenle at Afrolit Sans Frontieres.
Zukiswa Wanner, Chike Frankie Edozien, Kalaf Epalanga, and Leye Adenle at Afrolit Sans Frontieres.

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