Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2 schedule unveiled.

The schedule for the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Virtual Literary Festival Season 2, running from April 20-27, 2020, has been announced. Its theme is “What I Wish You’d Ask Me.”

The Afrolit Sans Frontiers Virtual Literary Festival, a new initiative for writers of African origin, was started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March. Like in its first edition, Season 2 of the festival will feature some of the leading names in African letters today with curation by Maaza Mengiste and festival founder Zukiswa Wanner. There will be 16 writers from 14 countries streaming from 13 cities in English, French, and Portuguese over eight days.

Picking on the learnings from the first edition, there will be hosts daily to manage sessions. You can follow the streams either on the official Instagram handle or the official Facebook page.

Below is the festival schedule. All times listed are GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Monday, April 20.

12:00hrs: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor from Nairobi, Kenya on Instagram Live.

18:00hrs: Edwige Renee Dro from Abijan, Cote D’Ivoire on Instagram Live

Host: Maaza Mengiste

 

Tuesday, April 21.

12:00hrs: Elma Shaw from Kigali, Rwanda on Instagram Live.

18:00hrs: Lola Shoneyin from Lagos, Nigeria on Instagram Live.

Host: Remy Ngamije.

 

Wednesday, April 22.

12:00hrs: Tanella Boni from Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire on Instagram Live

18:00hrs: Abdourahman Waberi from Paris, France on Instagram Live.

Host: Edwige Dro.

 

Thursday, April 23.

12:00hrs: Sulaiman Addonia from Brussels, Belgium on Instagram Live.

18:00hrs: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi from Manchester, UK on Instagram Live.

Host: Troy Onyango.

 

Friday, April 24.

12:00hrs: Napo Masheane from Johannesburg, South Africa on Instagram Live.

18:00hrs: Mona Eltahawy from Montreal, Canada on Instagram Live.

Host: Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda.

 

Saturday, April 25.

12:00hrs: Nii Ayikwei Parkes from London, UK on Instagram Live.

18:00hrs: Marie Louise Bibish Mumbu from Montreal, Canada on Facebook Live.

18:00hrs: Chris Abani from Chicago, USA on Instagram Live.

Host: Asiedu Benneh.

 

Sunday, April 26.

12:00hrs: Fred Khumalo from Johannesburg, South Africa on Instagram Live.

18:00hrs: Hemley Boum from Paris, France on Instagram Live.

Host: Makanaka Mavengere.

 

Monday, April 27.

12:00hrs: Ondjaki from Luanda, Angola on Instagram Live.

18:00hrs: Ishmael Beah from Los Angeles, USA on Instagram Live.

Host: Zukiswa Wanner.

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