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

Kann man eine Lüge dichten? Thekla Dannenbergs Bericht von der Leipziger Buchmesse

Kann man eine Lüge dichten? Thekla Dannenberg fasst ihre Eindrücke von der Leipziger Buchmesse zusammen, die von der Debatte um rechte Verlage, aber auch von Copyright-Fragen und den Überlebenschancen kleiner Verlage bestimmt war.  Wie schon in Frankfurt war auch die Buchmesse in Leipzig von der Debatte um rechte Verlage geprägt. […] 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

British Council Literature Seminar in Berlin 2018 Writing Gender: Sexuality, Feminism and Masculinity 25 – 27 January

Same chair, same location, same organisers. Still – hot! Jessica Fischer enjoys the readings and discussions with authors from the UK at the British Council Literature Seminar and feels fortified by the liberating energy that this event generated in all its diversity. The British Council invited writers and readers, professionals […] 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

Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

This November, the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation was awarded for the first time. Katy Derbyshire attended the ceremony and wrote this piece for the Literary Field Kaleidoscope. It was a long time coming. Translators in particular started noticing the gender imbalance in published translations, awards listings and review […] 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

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 – No Time to Sit Back and Relax

Last week, the literary world seemed to revolve once more around the Frankfurt Book Fair. France was Guest of Honour, visitor numbers rose compared to 2016, over 4,000 events informed and entertained the visitors. Sandra van Lente discovered great authors, publishers and mediators at the fair, but some events left […] Read more