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Lehrstuhl für Romanische Literaturwissenschaft und Komparatistik unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Afrikas – Professor Dr. Ute Fendler

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African Literature: The Pulse of a continent in movement


This is a series of dialogues with some of Africa’s and African diaspora’s most prominent authors. The dialogues constitute the 2021 edition of Literature Today, organized and sponsored by the Colombian public library Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá - Colombia. The interviewed authors include Dr. Joyce Ashuntantang (Cameroon/US) Biyi Bandele (Nigeria/UK) Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), Patrick Chamoiseau (Martinique), Jean Bofane (Congo), Lebogang Mashile (SA) and Susan Kiguli (Uganda). Held between June and November 2021 and moderated by Dr. habil Gilbert Shang Ndi, the discussions seek to build bridges between African and Latin American literatures around a variety of issues such as identity, literary commitment, activism, education, memory, colonialism, hope, influences, love, etc. You can access these interviews on Youtube through the library's page and a further link shared in the video below.

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