The Nordic Africa Institute


Africa after the Corona crisis: Digitalisation, Culture and Freedom

Sehinemariam, 17, a grade 12 student attending classes via a Radio from home.

Sehinemariam, 17, a grade 12 student attending classes via Radio. Photo: Unicef.

Time • 24 Sep 2020 13:55 - 14:25
Place • Globala Torget Play

What effect will the Corona crisis have on digitalisation, culture and freedom in Africa in general, and in South Africa in particular? What effects will the experiences of restricted physical mobility and interaction have on culture, democracy and education? On which arenas will the struggles for freedom be fought in the future?

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  • Görrel Espelund, Journalist and Author


  • Mantse Aryeequaye, Director -Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Ghana
  • Ainehi Edoro, Founder and editor-in-chief of Brittle Paperexternal link, opens in new window, online literary magazine for African literature
  • Kajsa Hallberg Aduexternal link, opens in new window, Postdoctoral Researcher at NAI and co-founder of BloggingGhana

Virtual Book Fair in Sweden, 24-27 September 2020

140 digital studio dialogues and lectures will be streamed, highlighting contemporary global challenges and opportunities.

440 authors, researchers, journalists and specialists will participate in the programme.

Visit Globala torgetexternal link, opens in new window and Bokmässan 2020external link, opens in new window for more information and streaming possibilities.