• Africa,  Allgemein,  Book Fair,  Germany,  Report

    African Publishers on the Book Fair in Frankfurt: And The Story Goes On english/deutsch

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    It was another real book fair in Frankfurt. One with lots of visitors, almost like before the pandemic. The last three years were empty, the book fair only took place online once, the two years after that it was a very limited event. But even during this time, when visitors were rather rare, smaller publishers from the continent also showed up at the fair at the invitation of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Invitation Program https://www.buchmesse.de/en/fellowship-and-grant-programmes/frankfurt-invitation-programmes, cultureafrica.net reported on this. So this year it was once again a crowd-puller. And in Hall 6, where the publishers and networks from Africa were to be found, there was also a lot going on again. This is the 75th edition of this huge…

  • Germany,  Africa,  Book Fair

    Frankfurt Book Fair 2022: The Fascination is back//ger_engl

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    The most recent Frankfurt Book Fair in 2022 lasted just under six days. It was the first face-to-face event in three years. Cultureafrica was at the fair. Talked to African exhibitors, was at readings, discussions and events around the book fair. It was full, it was exhausting, it was: great class! That's how you could describe the exciting days in October, because no matter if it was worth it for each individual. Almost everyone agreed on one thing: The Frankfurt Book Fair is alive!

  • Africa,  Germany,  Projects/Projekte

    “It can’t just be about technology. Much more needs to be changed, especially the mindset.” 3Es4Africa: Interview with Contimi Kenfack Mouafo ger/engl


    Education-Empowerment-Ecofriendliness, das sind die drei Es, die Ländern in Afrika bessere Perspektiven geben sollen. Ein gemeinnütziger Verein aus Aachen in Deutschland will diese Perspektiven bieten. Das Besondere ist ist nicht, dass der Verein aus Deutschland kommt. Das Besondere ist, dass es überwiegend in Deutschland lebende afrikanische Studierende sind, die dieses Projekt 2020 aus der Taufe gehoben haben und auch betreiben. Voller Enthusiasmus und mit viel Engagement wollen sie eine Lücke im europäischen Entwicklungsfeld mit Afrika schließen, die es so bisher nicht gab: Zusammenarbeit auf Augenhöhe, Gleichberechtigung und Fairness. Studierende und Promovierende in Kamerun, Ghana und Namibia sind an diesen Projekten beteiligt. Gründungsmitglied des Vereins und Vorstandsvorsitzender ist der gebürtige Kameruner Contimi Kenfack Mouafo. Das Interview führte Hans Hofele für…

  • Film_Interview,  Ghana

    Borga – Much more than a Movie – Interview mit/with Director York-Fabian Raabe – ger/engl

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    There is a sizzle from the very first second. The fire is lit right at the beginning. And it will draw us into the film and take us along with its emotional force. First Ghana, later Germany and back again. At the beginning the fire is burning: we are in an eerie and yet very real place in Africa. A place that has been the subject of several reports: Agbogbloshie, or Sodom and Gomorrah, is part of Accra, the capital of Ghana. It is this very real non-place, a sometimes apocalyptic place where people burn the raw materials out of the electronic waste of the global north.

  • Geschichte/History,  Kunst/Art

    SiHene: Preserving Ghana’s Cultural Heritage – Interview with Founder Rita Mawuena Benissan engl/ger

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    Si Hene, in her own words "serves to preserve the archives of the Chieftaincy and traditional culture of Ghana, bringing accessibility and awareness of our culture. We provide a deeper perspective and preserves the legacy of the individuals that once ruled from the 1800s to the modern day. We hope through this foundation to reclaim the power as Ghanaians and bring more accessibility to learn about our royal history!" Si.Hene is very sucessful on social media, shares many unseen photos and film clips and comments.

  • Popkultur/Pop culture

    Highlife Now: Santrofi aus Ghana


    Santrofi bezeichnet auch ein legendäres Wesen aus den Mythen der westafrikanischen Akan: ein seltener, farbenprächtiger Singvogel mit vier Flügeln, den man nicht jagen durfte. Solche Bilder liebt die Band. Auch ihr jüngster Hit "Alewa (Black and White)" spielt damit: Alewa ist in Ghana auch ein Karamellbonbon, in dem weiße Milch und Schokolade in einander fließen.