Day 1: 21 August 2024 Opening ceremony • Art exhibition • Panel discussions • Musical performance

F-STOPS AND FULL STOPS

A week-long photography exhibition featuring work from Namafu Amutse and Jean-Claude Tjitamunisa.

Time: all day
Venue: Goethe-Institut’s Auditorium, Library, and Fidel Court


OFFICIAL OPENING & WELCOME

Speakers: The Honourable Justice David Smuts, Bronwyn Moody, and Rémy Ngamije
Time: 18h15
Venue: Goethe-Institut’s Auditorium


DISPATCHES FROM THE ROUGH DRAFTS: SERVING ON THE FRONTLINES OF LITERATURE

Chiké Frankie Edozien, Ondjaki, Troy Onyango, and Zukiswa Wanner talk to Roxane Bayer about the challenges and successes of literary production in Africa and the interesting ways they are being addressed by publishers, editors, curators, and literary activists.

Time: 19h00
Venue: Goethe-Institut’s Auditorium


THE WRITE SIDE OF HISTORY

Prof. Nelson Mlambo speaks to Maaza Mengiste, Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, and David Smuts about history and its (attempted) containment on the page.

Time: 20h00
Venue: Goethe-Institut’s Auditorium


MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

Music, chills, and feels with Querida, Gabes, and Slow.

Time: 21h00
Venue: Goethe-Institut’s Fidel Court


NOTES

  1. Attendance at all events is free of charge.
  2. Seating is limited in all venues. Punctual arrival is necessary to avoid disappointment.
  3. Writers’ books are currently available at the Book Den and will also be available for purchase at the festival.
  4. There will be ample opportunities for festival attendants to have their books signed by the featured writers.
  5. The Goethe-Instiut’s address is 5 Fidel Castro Street, Windhoek, Namibia.