Macondo Literary Festival

September 30 - October 2, 2022 at the Kenya National Theatre
Check out our the festival program and meet some of the greatest contemporary African writers in Nairobi!

The Future of Memories
 

A literary festival on African histories and futures featured in fictional and non-fictional works, bringing together, for the first time on the continent, Brazilian, Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone African writers in conversation across and beyond the limits of language

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Join the livestreamings on October 2 (Sunday):
2 PM EAT - "Becoming a writer was not an ambition" with Abdulrazak Gurnah https://youtu.be/SDQyqIiEeYE
4 PM EAT - Tragedy, Horror, Dystopia; Hope and Earth Futures https://youtu.be/585XnEwLsck

"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

 

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