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Black History Month / The U.S. Embassy Literature Series

NoViolet Bulawayo liest aus ihrem Romanen "We Need New Names" und "Glory".

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PORTRAIT NoViolet Bulawayo © No Violet Bulawayo

Moderation: Anne Potjans, Humboldt University

NoViolet Bulawayo ist die Autorin der Romane "Glory" und "We Need New Names", die mit dem Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, dem Pen/Hemingway Award, dem LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, dem Etisalat Prize for Literature, dem Fred Brown Literary Award, dem Betty Trask Award, dem Barnes and Noble Discover Award (zweiter Platz) und der National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Fiction Selection ausgezeichnet wurden.

We Need New Names stand außerdem auf der Auswahlliste für den International Literature Award, den Man Booker Prize und den Guardian First Book Award. NoViolet erwarb ihren MFA an der Cornell University, wo sie das Truman-Capote-Stipendium erhielt. Sie unterrichtete Belletristik an den Universitäten Cornell und Stanford. Sie wuchs in Bulawayo, Simbabwe, auf und schreibt derzeit hauptberuflich von dort aus.

Sie ist die meistübersetzte Autorin in der modernen Geschichte Simbabwes und die erste schwarzafrikanische Frau, die zweimal für die Booker-Liste ausgewählt wurde. Sie ist eine von nur zwei afrikanischen Schriftstellern (die andere ist Chigozie Obioma), die sowohl für ihr Debüt als auch für ihren Folgeroman auf der Liste stehen.

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NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of the novels Glory and We Need New Names, which was recognized with the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the Fred Brown Literary Award, the Betty Trask Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award (second place) and the National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Fiction Selection. We Need New Names was also shortlisted for the International Literature Award, the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She has taught fiction writing at Cornell and Stanford Universities. She grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and is currently writing full-time from the wherevers.

The most translated author in modern Zimbabwean history, she is the first Black African Woman to be selected for the Booker List twice, and is one of only two African writers, the other being Chigozie Obioma, to be listed for both her debut and follow-up novel. 

https://novioletbulawayo.com/

 

Since October 2022, Anne Potjans has been a postdoctoral researcher in the EU-funded research project Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary. Aesthetics, Affects, Archives at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where she currently investigates the relationship between queer subcultural spaces and discourses on race and racism in Germany and the United States. Earlier in 2022, she completed her doctoral degree with a dissertation on "‘Why Are You So Angry?’" - The Uses of Rage and Anger in Black Feminist Literature” in the American Studies program at Humboldt and is a joint winner of Peter Lang’s competition New Perspectives in Black Studies, for which she received a publishing contract with Peter Lang in 2021. Apart from that, she has worked on diasporic connections between African American and Black German feminist autobiographical writing in the post-World War II period and the intersections of Blackness, sexuality, and racial visibility in German film productions. She was an exchange faculty in the Honors program at the University of Washington in the fall of 2019 and has presented and published her research both nationally and internationally.



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NoViolet Bulawayo (Autor)
Anne Potjans (Moderator)
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English Theatre Berlin