Contemporary African Literature
A series of online discussions – Virtual Gatherings - with honoured author, Zukiswa Wanner, through which she explores contemporary African literature with authors.
Virtually Yours aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers and authors interested in African literature.
The series of online discussions will be held once per month from October till December 2020 and each feature an African author.
The audience is invited to submit questions during the sessions and deliberate on topics relevant to the development of contemporary African literature.
Virtual Gatherings 2021:
- 10 April 2021, 15h00 (CAT) - Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria)
Natasha Omokhodion (Zambia) "No Be from Hia"
Featuring in this Virtual Gathering is Natasha Omokhodion Kalulu Banda from Zambia. No Be from Hia explores the stories of families who migrated to the UK during the post-colonial era in the 1960s before separation by death, divorce and betrayal.
For more information, see the individual events on our calendar.
Virtual Gatherings 2020:
Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe) “The Hairdresser of Harare”
Featuring in this Virtual Gathering is Tendai Huchu from Zimbabwe. His first book “The Hairdresser of Harare” received many acclamations and has been translated into German, Italian, French and Spanish.
Jennifer N. Makumbi (Uganda) “The First Woman”
Featuring in this Virtual Gathering is Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi: an award-winning author from Uganda. Her latest book, the First Woman, tells the story of a courageous village girl becoming a woman within a community that constantly silences her voice and dreams.
Niq Mhlongo (South Africa) “Paradise Gaza”
Featuring in this Virtual Gathering is Niq Mhlongo: an award-winning author from Soweto, South Africa. His latest book, Paradise in Gaza, will be published in October 2020 and as most of his work has a post-apartheid backdrop. His stories are set in Soweto.
Zukiswa Wanner received the Goethe Medal 2020 in honour of her contribution to the development of African literature.