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Call for Submissions – What is Postcolonialism?

In 2024 we will start a new project with the kind support of the Lotto Foundation Berlin: [poco.lit. space]. We want to create various spaces to discuss and learn about postcolonialism. One of these spaces will be our online magazine and we are looking for your contributions. This is our first call for submissions, more will follow throughout the next year.


Melancholy hope? CA Davids’s How to Be a Revolutionary at the African Book Festival Berlin

“Politics is my first love”, she begins, and it certainly shows as the novel tracks a particular political time and feeling: one where revolutionary hopes give way to futures that fall short of expectation. It is a complex story, succinctly described by the book jacket as “connecting contemporary Shanghai, late Apartheid-era South Africa, and China during the Great Leap Forward and the Tiananmen uprising — and refracting this globe-trotting and time-travelling through [Langston] Hughes’ confessional letters to a South African protégé about the poet’s time in Shanghai [in the 1930s]”.


5 years of Berlin’s African Book Festival

Now in its fifth year running, taking place from 25-27 August in the Alte Münze at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, the African Book Festival Berlin, organised by the team at InterKontinental, serves as a vital platform for African literature in Berlin’s — and Germany’s — literary scene.


poco.lit. community event

We founded poco.lit. just before the start of the Corona pandemic. That’s why we’ve only had a few opportunities to meet you in real life. We would like to change that now and create an opportunity to get to know you: We cordially invite you to our first poco.lit. Community Event with a reading stage.