10 May 2018


Book Conversation | 10 May 2018 | Afrika Museum

ZWART is an anthology of Dutch stories by Afro-European writers. The stories vary from the autobiographical to fiction and poetry. Vamba Sherif and Ebisse Rouw made the selection and the result presents the diversity, agency, engagement, humour and free-spiritedness of ‘Zwart’. It shows that black is a complex concept that entails more than just colour.


We will discuss the relevance, impact and the importance of the book. We ask the panellists: How do you position yourself as a black writer in a white literary world? What is the role of identity in this context? How do you manoeuvre between cultures?


Opening by Amal Alhaag
Introduction by Vamba Sherif and Ebisse Rouw
Readings by Ahmed Al Malik
Readings by Olave Nduwanje
14.00 – 14.45  auditorium 

Deel II:
Readings by Vamba Sherif
Panel discussion in which we explore what literature of the African diaspora is and what we could learn from critical thinkers in this field.
Closing remarks by Amal Alhaag
15.00 – 15.45  auditorium 

This subprogramme is organized as part of the Africa Now festival.