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Independent Bookshop Week 2018

Im Vereinigten Königreich drehte sich vom 16. bis zum 23. Juni 2018 alles um den unabhängigen Buchhandel (ok, ein bisschen Brexit und Fußball war sicherlich auch dabei…): gefeiert wurde die Independent Bookshop Week! Und hier auch gleich schon eine Aktualisierung: Während ich bei der ersten Version dieses Textes noch nicht […] Read more

“Das Buchorchester” – Women in Publishing and the Making of Books

It is a truth universally acknowledged that you need more than an author in order to create a book. While translators are at least sometimes mentioned on the cover or imprint, other people and their tasks are even less visible: editors, graphic designers, editors, typesetters and many more. On top […] Read more

Catching up on African literature: WiM in Berlin

WiM stands for “Writing in Migration”, the first African literature festival in Germany. It took place last week at the Babylon in Berlin. It was organised by the literary agency InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola. Sandra van Lente attended two of the events and wrote a short report for […] Read more

Nasty, Impressive, Moving, and Inspiring Women

On this year’s International Women’s Day, Sandra van Lente writes about the essay collection Nasty Women and the publishing house that produced it: the independent Scottish publisher 404ink, founded and run by Laura Jones and Heather McDaid. I would like to use this year’s International Women’s Day to draw your […] Read more

Writing in Migration – Berlin’s First African Literary Festival

With this short post Sandra van Lente would like to draw your attention to the literary agency InterKontinental and the festival its founders organise this April: “Writing in Migration”. Let me start with “Writing in Migration”. The festival celebrates African literature and takes place 26-28 April at the Babylon in […] Read more

Dead Ladies – Very Much Alive!

You can complain about the sad fact that women and their achievements are underrepresented in mainstream media as well as school and university curricula and public events – or you can do something about it and initiate change. A team of three committed Berliners chose the latter and created “The […] Read more

Talking Music, Social Media and Racism: Nikesh Shukla and Musa Okwonga in Berlin

Sophie Thiele, student of English Literatures at Humboldt University Berlin, gives us a very personal account of this week’s public reading, a cooperation between the Literary Field Kaleidoscope and the Centre for British Studies in Berlin. This Tuesday, the Literary Field Kaleidoscope together with the Centre for British Studies hosted […] Read more

Public Reading with Nikesh Shukla – “being real and textured and nuanced and honest and sad and funny and heartbreaking and angry and knowledgeable”

The Literary Field Kaleidoscope and the Centre for British Studies invite you to a public reading with author and activist Nikesh Shukla, chaired by Musa Okwonga. The reading and discussion will take place on 14 November, 5pm, at the Centre for British Studies in Berlin (Mohrenstr. 60, U-Bahn Stadtmitte or […] Read more