"Couldn't there be more intercultural exchange OUR way?"

November 13, 2019

Who talks about refugees in Tanzania, and what do they say?

November 10, 2019

#SudanUprising in Copenhagen

June 23, 2019

On 26 June I moderate talks & debate on #SudanUprising in #Copenhagen.

The Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih joins via Skype.

Kindly read Khalid's article a...

Update: Everyday Poetics: Instagramming Life in East Africa in Belgrade

April 26, 2019

PHOTO EXHIBITION: EVERYDAY POETICS - INSTAGRAMMING EAST AFRICA

April 12, 2019

Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.

January 30, 2019

On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (e...

''We've died''

January 22, 2019

Bikozulu tells the stories of the people making it through last week's terror attack in Nairobi.

See the Instagram post here

If you ask me, and someti...

FILM: Wakamba Forever

January 21, 2019

Colonianism revisited:

..''a hilarious take on Masaku and McMillan’s first encounter set in the 21st century. From a dramatic re-telling of the Kamba o...

Chuchu: ''We are not the audience. We are the story''.

January 20, 2019

Two important tweet threads (see below) which take point of departure in the New York Times coverage of the Riverside terror attack on 15 January 2019...

Field Work & more

November 9, 2018

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AFRIKA: Manifesteringer for almindelige afrikaneres adgang til litteratur

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

 

Programavis for kbh læser 2018 er online - og jeg har en sides tekst (side 11) med fra Afrika, hvor jeg har talt med Njeri fra Kenya, Nwachukwu fra Nigeria og Mkuki fra Tanzania – tre yngre afrikanere – taler her uafhængigt af hinanden om hvordan forskellige manifesteringer har påvirket almindelige menneskers forhold til litteraturen. I Kenya er der de sidste 10 år sket et skred, der går imod ideen om at litteratur kun er for dem, der har gået på universitetet. I Nigeria tager Nwachukwu afstand fra ideen om, at digte skal være samfundsopbyggelige, og fx ikke må være abstrakte. Og i Tanzania taler Mkuki om, at den nye

teknologi giver folk et trygt rum, hvor de kan diskutere litteratur uden at blive set ned på af de intellektuelle.

 

 

Fælles er en trend, der sigter på udbredelse og mere aktiv deltagelse af en større del af den almindelige befolkning. Det er også manifesteringer, der netop i disse år bidrager til at bære megen, ny litteratur frem på kontinentet.

 

Læs her.

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PhD Student, MA in African Studies, journalist and former development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism