AFROLUTION 2019 – Panafricanism REVIS [IT] ED
Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V., Berlin, Germany13 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
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.
About EACH ONE TEACH ONE (EOTO) e.V.
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.
Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V.