LitFest 2018, Harare, Zimbabwe

LitFest 2018, Harare, Zimbabwe

Issued: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:33:00 GMT

Over the next few days our Affiliate Artist Chirikure Chirikure will transform the Nexus at B2C and the Theatre in the Park in Harare, Zimbabwe, into a carnival of literature. The 5th edition of LitFest will kick off tomorrow evening at 6pm local time, with a performance by Zimbabwe Theatre Academy and JESA.

Artist in Residence Tawona SitholĂ© and Professor Alison Phipps will be there to present their book The Warriors Who Do Not Fight and to talk about the work of the UNESCO Chair team. 

Their visit is part of a larger project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, which aims to develop multilingual entrepreneurship capacity for the creative and cultural economy in Zimbabwe, as well as to disseminate outputs from previous Arts and Humanities Research Council funded grants.
More information on those grants can be found here:
Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State
Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts

LitFest's theme this year is visions foretold. For the full, very promissing looking programme, please see: LitFest 2018 programme

 

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