Out Of Africa: 2024 African Book Festival Berlin To Be Celebrated As A Queer Edition

The African Book Festival Berlin, the first festival in the German capital that focuses on literature from Africa and the diaspora, returns for another edition.

The stars of contemporary African literature will be gathered at Alte Münze in Berlin-Mitte from 28th to 30th June 2024.

This year, the festival will be the Queer Edition, focusing on African and Afro-diasporic authors from the LGBTQI+ community and showcasing literature in which homosexuality and queerness in Africa play a role.

As part of a three-day festival program consisting of readings, discussions, music, poetry performances and interactive, modern event formats, the audience will have the opportunity to experience stars and newcomers live and engage in conversation with them. The program is accompanied by a large outdoor market offering a variety of food, goods and, of course, plenty of books.

African Book Festival

The African Book Festival offers its festival guests a brave space for their writing, experiences and perspectives. It addresses the persecution of homo-, bi-, trans and intersex people as well as genderqueer people worldwide and raises awareness. At the same time, the festival presents writers who in their writing celebrate one thing above all: Love.

The African Book Festival Berlin is organised by InterKontinental eV,  a state-approved non-profit association based in Berlin since 2018. The association’s goal is to promote literature from Africa and writers from African countries in Germany. It designs writing workshops to foster new talent and sets up small publication projects in exchange for donations to support its activities. 

This year’s guest list includes A. Igoni Barrett, Ani Kayode Somtochukwu, Ayodele Olofintuade, Francesca Ekwuyasi, Jude Dibia, Stella Nyanzi and Tlotlo Tsamaase, among others.

 The African Book Festival Berlin runs from 28th – 30th June. A 3-day festival pass costs 38€, while a day pass is 20€. Find out more here.


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