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African Writers’ Evening: Point of Protest, Southbank

September 5, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Writers discuss how point of view might be a point of protest in writing about Africa.

Africa has been enveloped in centuries of externally imposed myth, often grand and romanticised with rarely any space for the voices of the mundane.

The fact of any individual voice emerging, having its own humour, expressing awareness of its place, can be seen as an act of protest.

Following in the tradition of writers such as Mongo Beti, whose Poor Christ of Bomba caused outrage in the Catholic church and was banned in Cameroon, Najat El Hachmi (Morocco/Spain) and Jean-Luc Raharimanana (Madagascar) present work that demonstrates the value of protest. Jessica Horn (Uganda), writer and minority rights consultant, hosts the reading and moderates the discussion.

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September 5, 2013 8:00 am
September 5, 2013 5:00 pm
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Literature Autumn Season 2013
020 7960 4200


Southbank Centre
020 7960 4200
Belvedere Rd London , SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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