Richard Ali Mutu has officially kicked off the Afrolit Sans Frontieres Literary Festival today at 12:00 GMT from Kinshasa.
The Afrolit Sans Frontiers virtual literary festival, an initiative from writers of African origin, curated by Zukiswa Wanner is here. 16 writers from 10 African countries are set to share their work from 15 different cities in English, French, and Portuguese to a virtual audience over eight days.
The first session with Congolese writer Richard Ali Mutu has just wrapped up as he read from his novel Ebamba Kinshasa Makambo which is translated into Mr Fixit in English. The reading was in Lingala, French, and English and the discussion that followed was mainly in French with a bit of English thrown in there. The session was wrapped up by festival curator thanking the dozens, (we counted 31 people online at one point) who had joined.
Here is the session that we share in its entirety from Mutu’s Facebook feed.
The next session is Leye Adenle running a session on the official Instagram account of the festival at Instagram.com/afrolitsansfrontieres at 6pm GMT. Join the session there.