BHM Book Fair / Foire Littéraire / Boekenbeurs

Date: 26/03/22

Time: 09:30

Location: Brussels

Description : BHM Book Fair

Organization/Artist: Muntpunt, Pépite Blues

Location: Muntpunt

Time: 10:30-21:00

Language: EN/FR/NL

Tickets: FREE

Partners: Muntpunt, Pépite Blues

For its fifth edition, Black History Month Belgium is organizing a Book Fair filled with fresh literary conversations and stories centering Black literature and oral traditions.

This Book Fair will be a unique opportunity to dive into the expansive and diverse world of Black(-descendant) storytellers and actors of the Belgian literature sector who are still too often underrepresented. It will also welcome Afro-diasporic authors from our neighboring countries who share a linguistic connection with our multilingual Brussels context, namely the Netherlands and France.

FREE Admission

𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

- 11:00-12:30: Black Women in the Belgian Literature Sector (in FR)

- Moderator: Celestina Jorge Vindes (Pépite Blues)

- Guest speakers: Médiatrice Mujawamariya (Little Africans/ Ayo Editions), Emilie Kasongo (Empaj Editions), Christelle Pandanzyla (Le Monde de Jahi)

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫:

• 13:00-14:00: Milouska Meulens - Elin (2021, NL) – in conversation (NL) with Anne-Sophie Opara

• 14:30-15:30: Moussa Don Pandzou & Lieven Miguel Kandolo - Yaya Na Leki (2021, BE) – in conversation (NL) with TBC

• 16:00-17:30: Dr. Pierre Mbuyamba Wakujoja - Impossible Trajectoire de Vie, Le Racisme N’existe Pas? Je L’ai Rencontré. (2022, BE) & Dr. Paul Bosuma W'Okungu Bakili - Je M’en Souviens (2020, BE) – in conversation (FR) with François Makanga

• 18:00-19:00: Marie Dasylva - Survivre au Taf (2022, FR) – in conversation (FR) with Sarah Diedro Jordão

• 19:30-20:30: Amzat Boukari-Yabara - L'Empire qui ne veut pas mourir, Une histoire de la Françafrique (2021, FR) – in conversation (FR) with Egide Izere

𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 & 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬

• Pépite Blues (BE)

• Le Monde de Jahi (BE)

• Little Africans/Ayo Editions (BE)