The topic of Afrofuturism is hot item in the world of letters, but it has also reached the screen through the movie The Black Panther. One of the imposing voices in this world of Afrofuturism is the writer Nnedi Okorafor. Next month she will speak at the University at Evanston (United States of America). The … Continue reading Afrofuturism: Re-Imagining the Future of Africa with Nnedi Okorafor
Berlin, the lively town with a rich history in Germany, will be a center of African literature in the month of April. On the 28th day of this month several writers from the African continent will come together with spectators and participants to talk about the presence of the past. Read more about it here. … Continue reading Die Vergangenheit ist gegenwärtig
Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author, passed away two years ago. His books made a lasting impression on generations of readers. Even after he himself fell apart. One of the pople who were inspired by Achebe and his writing is Chris Abani, an author himself. Read more what Abani has to say about this influence.
What is the position of African writers at the moment? Do they have influence on the continent? In this newspaper-article the writer takes us along on a journey in the present-day geography of writing in Africa.
Here is a session of questions and answers, published by PEN. The writer and poet who answers the questions is the Nigerian Chris Abani. He likes to have spicy Nigerian food at hand when he does his writing.