Letras Africanas (African Letters): Jamal Majhoub in Barcelona and Valencia

El 16 de febrero en Barcelona y el 18 en Valencia
Letras Africanas

The Casa África Letras Africanas (African Letters) programme aims to bring the leading voices of contemporary African literature closer to Spanish audiences.

Literature is, without a doubt, one of the indispensable ways for bringing us closer to the African continent´s social, political and cultural reality. However, access of Spanish readers to that enormous and extremely rich literary production is very limited, for reasons related to its translation and its scarce integration into our country´s book market.

Through this project, Casa África aims to remedy this gap, from a dual line of action: to facilitate the presence in various Spanish cities of the continent´s most famous writers, and to promote the reading of some of the works by these authors in the cities they visit.

Throughout 2009, Letras Africanas (African Letters) made possible the presentation of several African authors in various Spanish cities: Germano Almeida in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Fatou Diome in Seville and Cádiz;  Moussa Konaté in Barcelona, and Amma Darko in Oviedo and Bilbao.

In 2010, we have had the pleasure of welcoming Tanella Boni in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, María Nsue in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Veronique Tadjo in Vitoria, Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela, and we now welcome Jamal Mahjoub, a writer whose father is from Sudan, will visit the cities of Barcelona and Valencia by the hand of Casa África and its Letras Africanas (African Letters) programme.

Jamal Majhoub will be in:

  • Barcelona on February 16th as of 1:00 pm in the Capella Room of the Universidad de Barcelona´s Philology Faculty (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585)
  • Valencia on the 18th, at the same time, in the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication (Enric Valor) of the Universidad de Valencia (Avgda. Blasco Ibáñez, 32).
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