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M-Street Renaming Festival

On the 23rd of August 2020, on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the seventh M-Street Renaming Festival took place on Hausvogteiplatz in Berlin. M-Street is set to be renamed to honour the philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo, Germany’s first Black university scholar.

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Caine Prize Shortlist 2020

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing’s shortlist for 2020 is out. The selection includes five short stories, all freely available via their website. It’s definitely worth checking them out. Here’s a short review of each to whet your appetite.

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In Erinnerung an Andrea Levy

Die Schriftstellerin Andrea Levy, die in ihren Büchern über die Lebenswelt von jamaikanisch-britischen Menschen schrieb, verstarb im Februar 2019 mit 62 Jahren an Krebs.

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