The Goethe Institut, Lagos invites you to its first Literary Crossroads of the year this Saturday, January 21st by 12pm. This session will feature Indra Wussow who will be speaking on the reception of African Literature in the German-Speaking world and the Residency she offers in Germany.
In the last five years almost 400 books of African fiction have been published in the German speaking countries of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Residency opportunities and an exchange of African writers with colleagues from overseas increased, the amount of festivals of African Cultures is on the rise.
This enables a new chance for dialogue and for re-visiting and re-investigating the burdened relationship between Africa and Europe through the lens of the arts.
We will talk about the important role that literature plays to enable a new and more informed perception of African contemporary societies in Europe today.
Indra Wussow is the editor of “AfrikAWunderhorn”, a series of contemporary African fiction in German, literary translator, journalist and director of the Sylt Foundation. She lives in Johannesburg/South Africa.