Lu Ain-Zaila was the final guest on Saturday at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 4, 2020. She was hosted by Clementino Júnior.
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, which started on June 29, has so far seen Ngwatilo Mawiyoo in Nairobi, Kenya, Hannibal Tabu in Los Angeles, USA, Lamelle Shaw in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún in Lagos, Nigeria, Irenosen Okojie in London, UK, and Koleka Putuma in Cape Town, South Africa, Natalia Molebatsi in Johannesburg, South Africa and Iquo DianaAbasi in Lagos, Nigeria.
Saturday, July 4 was a busy day starting with Mélio Tinga in Maputo, Mozambique, continuing with Raoul Djimeli in Yaounde, Cameroon, and ending with Lu Ain-Zaila in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lu Ain-Zaila is Luciene was hosted for her session by Clementine Junior, is an academic and writer. The self-published Afrofuturist writer launched Duologia Brasil 2408, composed of (In) Truths and (R) Evolution (2016-2017), Sankofia (2018) and Ìségún (2019, Col. Universo Insólito, Monomito Editorial). She writes Afrofutures between metaphorized or not peripheries, mixing ancestry, black culture and history and his black people as well. In addition to articles, essays and related research.
You can watch the Rio resident’s session hosted by Clementine Junior in the video below. Please note that the video is primarily in Portuguese.