Reflections on Berlin’s first African literature festival

Gouri Sharma reflects on the success of the first African literature festival in Berlin and how it has opened the door to more festivals of its kind in the city Read More

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The Ten Most Read Articles by @WritersofColour in 2014

This has been a big year for independent media. Magazines and websites like OOMK, The Geek Agenda, A Room of Our Own, Libertine, The Occupied Times, Jump Mag, EVB, The Body Narratives, Novara Media, Holdfast Magazine, Arts Emergency, For Books’ Sake, The TV Collective and HYSTERIA have been making waves and producing groundbreaking work, all… Read More

“No, I meant where are you really from?” on being black and German

by Ella Achola “No, I meant where are you really from?” is a micro-aggression I am all too familiar with when my simple answer of “Berlin” is perceived as insufficient to a query that blatantly illustrates how my brown self is read as out of reach of possible German citizenship. It is usually asked with… Read More