Macondo Literary Festival
September 17-19, 2021, Kenya Cultural Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
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"Separated by official languages, geography and strategic regions, our continent is unknown to itself today more than ever. In the field of literature, we know little of what our neighbors are debating and publishing. Even worse, what we know comes from Europe, through old and untouchable colonial circuits. African literary festivals can be a way to break this isolation and reciprocal ignorance.
For all these reasons, the Macondo Literary Festival deserves to be hailed. I wish you every success for this event. This success will make us bigger and closer, African and non-African writers and readers."
Mia Couto, Mozambiquan writer
Connecting Africa’s histories and futures through literature
A literary festival that will bring together, for the first time on the continent, writers from the Portuguese, French and English speaking Africa and Brazil in conversation across and beyond the limits of language, based on African histories and futures featured in their fictional and non-fictional works
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