The African Book Festival in Berlin will feature a queer edition in 2024, running from June 28-30. Get tickets for this amazing celebration of queerness in African literature.

Hosted in Berlin since 2018, the annual African Book Festival is a meeting place for writers and poets, often featuring some of the leading African writers in the industry. It was founded by InterKontinental e.V., a state approved non-profit and politically independent association based in Berlin whose goal is to promote literature from Africa as well as writers from African countries in Germany.

This year, the festival will take place as a queer edition, focusing on African and Afro-diasporic authors from the LGBTQI+ community and showcasing literature in which homosexuality and queerness in Africa play a role. The ABF24 will take place at Alte Münze in Berlin.

As part of a three-day festival program consisting of readings, discussions, music, poetry performances and interactive, modern event formats, the audience will have the opportunity to experience stars and newcomers live and engage in conversation with them. The program is accompanied by a large outdoor market offering a variety of food, goods and, of course, plenty of books.

The African Book Festival offers its festival guests a brave space for their writing, experiences and perspectives. It addresses the persecution of homo-, bi-, trans- and intersex people as well as genderqueer people worldwide and raises awareness. At the same time, the festival presents writers who in their writing celebrate one thing above all: Love.

This year’s guest list includes A. Igoni Barrett, Ani Kayode Somtochukwu, Ayodele Olofintuade, Francesca Ekwuyasi, Jude Dibia, Stella Nyanzi, Tlotlo Tsamaase, and many other exciting names.

Go here for more information about the 2023 African Book Festival in Berlin.

A 3-day festival pass costs 38€, while a day pass is 20€. To purchase tickets, go here.