Meet us at the Göteborg Book Fair!

NAI has invited two African writers to participate in this year’s Göteborg Book Fair, 22-25 September: Salim Bachi from Algeria and Miral al-Tahawy from Egypt. They will participate in two separate seminars and at the International Square. You will find NAI in stand number B06:61.

Two NAI researchers are part of the programme at the Research Square: Kjell Havnevik talks about the consequences of land grabbing; external actors’ growing control of African land for the cultivation of energy and food for export on Friday 23 September at 2 pm.

Anders Sjögren discusses conflict management in Africa on Sunday 25 September at 11.35 am.

Read Anita Theorell’s description of Salim Bachi and the Algerian writer’s novels. The seminar with Salim Bachi takes place on Thursday 22 September at 2 pm. Read more in the Fair’s seminar catalogue.

Anita Theorell has also written a text about Miral al-Tahawy and her award winning novel “Brooklyn Heights”. The seminar with Miral al-Tahawy takes place on Saturday 24 September at 3 pm. Read more in The Fair’s seminar catalogue.

The Göteborg Book Fair 2010 had Africa as its main theme. The Afrika 2010 project was initiated by NAI, which worked closely with the Book Fair and Sida to bring the project to fruition. Information about the project is available on our website. NAI has compiled for example films, pictures and articles about the visiting writers and the topics discussed during the Book Fair. NAI has also published “Africa has the floor” which contains pictures of and biographical notes on all the African writers who visited Gothenburg.

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