The 2022 Afrolution Festival is set to take place from June 23 through June 26, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. Hosted by the black-led community-based organization Each One Teach One, the festival annually bring together acclaimed writers, artists, scholars and public intellectuals from the African continent and the diaspora to explore ideas about the global black experience. It involves conversations around art, literature, culture, and politics and features readings, panel discussions, youth events, children activities, as well as sessions on wellness and activism.
The 2022 edition is entitled “Planetary (Vulner)abilities.” The three-day line up of events will take place at the Each One Teach One e.V. center on Togostraße 76 in Berlin’s Wedding neighborhood, as well as other locations. This year’s theme focuses on the “the challenges and vulnerabilities faced by people of African descent worldwide – historically and contemporarily,” as well as “strategies of resilience, de-vulnerabilization, and transformation in cultural production, political and philosophical thought, and civic engagement.”
This is the festival’s first outing post-COVID. The 2019 took place from June 13 to 19 and was themed “Pan Africanism Revis[it]ed.” It featured among its guests the writers Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Helon Habila, and Fiston Mwanza Mujila.
Among the over 30 line-up of guests slated to attend the festival are Tsitsi Dangaremgba, Warsan Shire, Pumla Dineo Gqola, Dr. Ainehi Edoro Glines, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Prof Ato Quayson, Abdourahman Waberi, Emilia Zenzile, Odile Sankara, Felwine Sarr, Helen Workneh, and many more.
The 2022 Festival is dedicated to the memories of Greg Tate and bell hooks.
Learn more about the festival here.