2nd ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture by Nigerian author, satirist and lawyer Elnathan John (1982)
Zondag 01 Maart 2020 15:30
A remarkable and dynamic voice, John is a multiple award winning author. His essays and blogs were published by The Guardian, Sunday Trust, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Economist, ZAM Magazine and Chimurenga Chronic amongst others. As an independent thinker and a witty critic of power abuse, oppression and self-aggrandizement, John (1982) is feared for his sharpness and admired for his courage and superb writing. His first novel, Born on a Tuesday, was published in 2015 by Cassava Republic and translated into German and French, followed in 2019 by Be(coming) Nigerian. A Guide and, very recently, his first comic book in collaboration with Alaba Onajin, On Ajayi Crowther Street. Also in 2019, John was a judge of the Man Booker International Prize for Literature. The internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma and members of his company will perform three short new choreographies. The multitalented and much acclaimed jazz singer from Cape Town has made an impressive international career. Scholtz incorporates South African folk music as well as her mother tongue Xhosa language click sounds and rythms. Originally an opera singer, she has performed with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.Other participants in the programme: Adriaan van Dis & Noraly Beyer
Afrikadag 2020: save the date
Op 4 april 2020 vindt de jaarlijkse Afrikadag weer plaats, een landelijke bijeenkomst over Afrika en internationale samenwerking. Met meer dan 1.000 bezoekers, 200 sprekers en zo'n 100 vrijwilligers is de Afrikadag hét grootste evenement op het gebied van Afrika en internationale samenwerking in Nederland. Wil je erbij zijn? Het programma-overzicht komt hier te staan !
National Arts Festival 2020 in Grahamstown, South Africa
The National Arts Festival transforms Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) into a multi-stage, multi-genre arts experience. The Festival runs from 25 June-5 July this year. The National Arts Festival is the country’s oldest Arts Festival with this year's Standard Bank Young Artist Awards.