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4 readings. 4 differents hotels. All at the same time

As a sign of solidarity with LGBTIQ+ worldwide, the pink pillow Berlin Connection is cooperating with the African Book Festival 2024. Readings with guest authors from the African Book Festival take place on Thursday, June 27 at 7 pm in 4 pink pillow hotels. Let´s celebrate the official kick-off for this year's Queer Edition of the festival, starting the following day at Alte Münze.


Kim Windvogel reads: ‘Touch’
Venue: 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, Budapester Straße 40, 10787 Berlin

Kim Windvogel (they/them) is a South-African writer, host of the Showmax show “Sex and Pleasure”, and co-founder of FemmeProjects, an organisation that focuses on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights in South Africa. Kim is the author of two books: “They Called Me Queer” (Kwela Books 2019) and “Touch: Sex, Sexuality & Sensuality” (Kwela Books 2021), which explores in an educational way the themes of sex and pleasure, across genders and sexualities.


Francesca Ekwuyasi reads: ‘Anna von Rath’
Venue: TSH The Social Hub Berlin, Alexanderstrasse 40, 10179 Berlin

Francesca Ekwuyasi is a multidisciplinary artist from Lagos, Nigeria, her work including visual art, experimental films and writings. Her debut novel, “Butter Honey Pig Bread” (Arsenal Pulp, 2020) won the 2022 Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers. It tells the stories of Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye across Nigeria, Canada and the UK, and explores the themes of faith, queerness, and family.


Chiké Frankie Edozien liest: „Lives of Great Men: Leben und Lieben als afrikanischer schwuler Mann“
Ort: Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Lützowplatz 17, 10785 Berlin

Chiké Frankie Edozien is a professor of journalism at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalist Institute and writer from Lagos, Nigeria. He is the author of “Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man” (Team Angelica, 2017) which won the 2018 Lambda Literary prize for Best Gay Memoir/Biography. In this powerful, romantic memoir, Chiké Frankie Edozien sheds light on the lives of gay men, moving from Nigeria to Ghana, the US, and France.


Mecca Jamilah Sullivan liest: "Big Girl"
Ort: Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan is an American writer from Harlem, New York, and Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University, where she teaches courses in African American poetry and poetics, Black queer and feminist literatures, and creative writing. She is the author of three books: “Blue Talk and Love”, “The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora”, and “Big Girl”, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. This tender coming-of-age novel tells the story of Malaya, who navigates between Weight Watchers meetings and attempts at claiming her own space.


Additional information
Free admission.
No registration necessary.
Dates
June 2024
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