Festivals Switzerland

GenevAfrica 2023 kicks off in Geneva on May 10.

GenevAfrica 2023, curated by novelist and poet Max Lobe, runs in Geneva, Switzerland from May 10 – 22, 2023. GenevAfrica is a project aimed at creating literary bridges between French-speaking authors and continental African authors. The first edition, a partnership between the Swiss Embassy in Kinshasa and the French Institute, was hosted in February 2020 […]

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Translations: Nadifa Mohammed, Wole Soyinka, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Max Lobe

Translations for books by Nadifa Mohammed, Wole Soyinka, Ayesha Harruna Attah, and Max Lobe, are currently available for your reading pleasure. Book: Menino Mamba-NegraOriginal Title: Black Mamba Boy (2010)Author: Nadifa MohamedTranslator: Marina Della VallePublisher: TordesilhasPublishing Date: July 13, 2021Language: English to Portuguese Yemen, 1935. Jama is a “market boy,” a half-feral child scavenging with his […]

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Translations: Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Translations for books by Helon Habila, Max Lobe, Koleka Putuma, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika are currently available for your reading pleasure. Title:  Drei Weise Aus Dem Bantuland Author: Max Lobe Translator: Katharina Triebner-Cabald Publishing Date: November 6, 2020 Original title:  La Trinité bantoue Publisher:  Austernbank Translation: French to German Blurb:  With his university diploma, Mwána […]

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Max Lobé wraps up day three of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

Max Lobé wrapped up day three of Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières from Geneva, Switzerland on May 27, 2020. He was hosted by Zukiswa Wanner. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March. It has had two iterations […]

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Prix Les Afriques 2019 longlist announced in Geneva.

The Prix Les Afriques 2019 longlist was announced in Geneva, Switzerland on February 17, 2019. La Cene Littéraire is an association, founded in May 2015, whose aim is to promote the literature of continental and diasporic Africa. Every year since 2016, they have hosted a literary award initially called the “Prix Du Livre Engage” and […]