AFROLUTION 2019 – Panafricanism REVIS [IT] ED

Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V., Berlin, Germany
13 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019

AFROLUTION 2019 – Panafricanism REVIS [IT] ED

From 13 to 16 June 2019 EOTO presents the second edition of it’s literary and cultural festival AFROLUTION. »PANAFRICANISM  REVIS  [IT  ]ED«  is  the  title  of  this  year‘s Afrolution Literature Festival, with four days of readings, performances, youth workshops, children’s program, panel discussions, self-care spaces and concerts.

Panafricanism REVIS [IT] ED – After  the  Berlin  Conference of 1884/1885, Pan-Africanism formed the most important movement in the history of decolonization. This was  the link between African anti-colonial liberation movements and the resistance of black intellectuals, workers and soldiers of African diasporas in Europe and the Americas. They all  challenged anti-Black racism and imperialism, political exclusion and economic exploitation.

In  February  1919,  the  American  sociologist  W.E.B.  Du  Bois and the American teacher and feminist civil rights activist, Ida Gibbs-Hunt, initiated the fi rst Pan-African Congress in Paris with 57 delegates from 15 countries. This was followed by further congresses  in  Europe,  the  USA  and  related  formats  on  the African continent.

Pan-Africanism can be described as a transnational intellectual, political and cultural movement that emphasises the solidarity, bonds, shared experiences and intertwined history(s) between people of African descent worldwide. The wordplay on »REVIS[IT]ED« – as a historical review and future-oriented revision – thus forms the roadmap for   AFROLUTION 2019’s four-day journey at the ›Triple AAA‹ -interface of Arts, Academy and Activism.

This year EOTO cooperates with it’s Nigerian sister festival AKÉ ARTS & BOOK FESTIVAL

With: Nnedi Okorafor, Tejumola Olaniyan, d’bi.young anitafrika, Fred Moten, Sharon Otoo Dodua, Felwine Sarr, Lola Shoneyin, AP2P, Aminata Toure, Georges Adéagbo, Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Camufingo, Arike Oke, Austen Peter Brandt, Ayobami Adebayo, Chiké Frankie Edozien, Catherine Nakawesa, Dami Ajayi, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, Hamado Dipama, Jessica de Abreu, Eric Otieno, Lorain Blumenthal, Hakim Adi, Peggy Piesche, Jonathan Kwesi Aikins, Lamin Fofana, Black round, Esaja Mitchell, Simone Dede Ayivi, Thando Mgqolozana, Tebalou, Mnyaka Sururu Mboro, Three Women, Lao she André Tatchum, Wini Cudjoe, Yolanda Rother, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Steve Mekoudja, Francesca Chinn, Aya Cissoko and Joshua Kwesi Aikins, Sulaiman Addonia, Ozoz Sokoh.   

The entire program of AFROLUTION 2019 – Panafricanism Revis [it] ed is now available for download here.

As a black-led and community-based organization, Each One Teach One (EOTO) focuses on the empowerment of People of African Descent (PAD) in Germany and beyond. EOTO started as a volunteer neighbourhood library in 2014 with 1500 books by authors of African descent and now has a unique collection of over 8000 books which can be accessed through an Online Public Access Catalogue, OPAC. Based in Berlin’s ›African quarter‹, the former colonial quarter, EOTO provides an empowering counter narrative for PAD communities and society at large through cultural events, lobbying, youth work and counselling.


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