Watch Mubanga Kalimamukwento in conversation with Rémy Ngamije for the Afrolit Sans Frontières virtual literary festival
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Afrolit Sans Frontières is a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March.
The festival was founded by Zukiswa Wanner, and has been co-curated with Maaza Mengiste and Mohale Mashigo. The festival has featured 16 writers from 13 countries streaming from 15 cities in English, French and Portuguese. All sessions run on the official Afrolit Sans Frontières Instagram page.
Zambian-born Kalimamukwento is the author of The Mourning Bird, which won the 2019 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award. Her short stories have appeared in journals around the world and in 2019 she won the Kalemba Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize. She is also a lawyer, whose human rights advocacy earned her a Fulbright Fellowship at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2018.
- Read: Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel The Mourning Bird
- Read an excerpt from The Mourning Bird on The JRB
Kalimamukwento began the session with a reading from her novel The Mourning Bird before a conversation that covered everything from her writing career to her skincare regimen.
Watch the conversation here: