With: Saleh Addonia, Chike Frankie Edozien, Meron Estefanos, Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Astrid Haerens, Desta Haile, madeleine kennedy-macfoy, Soheila Mehri, Hazel Thomas, Vanessa Tsehaye.
The Shapes of Love is inspired by Sulaiman Addonia‘s memories of open compounds in Sudan, where people were welcome to join and gather around Eritrean coffee ceremonies and exchange their personal stories.
The event will discuss LGBTQ characters in books set in African countries. This panel is designed to show solidarity with who is facing harsh gender discriminatory policies adopted by many African governments. Alongside this discussion, there will be a read-a-thon of writers reading about love, desire and about the migrant and refugee experience in Europe.
This event is organized in partnership with The Asmara-Addis Literary Festival (in exile), conceived by Sulaiman Addonia. This festival, supported by BOZAR & the Commune of Ixelles, is a new pan-Africanist literary event with feminist principles at its heart.