The schedule for Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 5 has been announced.

The schedule for Season 5 of Afrolit Sans Frontières which runs from July 27 to August 3, 2020 have been revealed. The festival theme is “Journeys.”

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 four editions running every month since they began in March; Season 1 from March 23-30, Season 2 from April 20-27, Season 3 from May 25 – June 1, and Season 4 from June 29-July 6.

Season 5

The writers taking part in the fifth season of the festival, curated by founder Zukiswa Wanner alongside festival partner eduniperiferias, are Margaret Busby, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Conceição Evaristo, L.L. McKinney, Sisonke Msimang, Gauz, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Makanaka Mavengere, Frances Mensah Williams, Joe Khamisi, Helon Habila, Kayo Chingonyi, Lerato Mogoatlhe, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Rodrigo França, and Djamila Ribeiro.

The moderators this time round, apart from the festival founder Zukiswa Wanner will be Renee Edwige Dro, Bisi Adjapon, Mariana Evaristo, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda, Richard Ali Mutu, Troy Onyango, Ondjaki, Mohale Mashigo, Tolu Daniel, Osmar Paulino, and Remy Ngamije.

Prestige Books in Nairobi (you should check them out) come in as a festival partner for Season 5. Readers in Kenya and the wider East African region can order some of the festival titles (and those from previous festivals) directly from them and they will arrange for delivery.

Below is the schedule for the festival. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Monday, July 27

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Lerato Mogoatlhe streaming from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Moderated by Zukiswa Wanner

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

Joe Khamisi streaming from Texas, USA
Moderated by Zukiswa Wanner

 

Tuesday, July 28

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Frances Mensah Williams streaming from London, UK.
Moderated by Bisi Adjapon

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

Conceição Evaristo streaming from Rio de Janeiro.
Moderated by Osmar Paulino

 

Wednesday, July 29

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Kayo Chingonyi streaming from Leeds, UK.
Moderated by Remy Ngamije

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

LL McKinney streaming from Kansas City, USA.
Moderated by Mohale Mashigo.

 

Thursday, July 30

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Gauz streaming from Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
Moderated by Renee Edwige Dro.

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

Fiston Mwanza Mujila streaming from Graz, Austria.
Moderated by Richard Ali Mutu.

 

Friday, July 31

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Sisonke Msimang streaming from Perth, Australia.
Moderated by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ streaming from Lagos, Nigeria.
Moderated by Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda

 

Saturday, August 1

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Djamila Ribeiro streaming from Sao Paolo, Brazil
Moderated by Ondjaki.

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

Rodrigo França streaming from Rio de Janeiro

Moderated by Mariana Evaristo

 

Sunday, August 2

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Ashley Hickson-Lovence streaming from London, UK.

Moderated by Troy Onyango.

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

Helon Habila streaming from Centreville, VA, USA.
Moderated by Tolu Daniel.

 

Monday, August 2

12:00hrs GMT/13:00hrs WAT/14:00hrs CAT/15:00hrs EAT:

Makanaka Mavengere streaming from Johannesburg, South Africa
Moderated by Zukiswa Wanner.

18:00hrs GMT/19:00hrs WAT/20:00hrs CAT/21:00hrs EAT

Margaret Busby streaming from London, UK.
Moderated by Zukiswa Wanner.

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