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Afrikamera's 12th edition kicks off on Nov 7 through Nov 11 celebrating current African cinema, here are our top picks from this year's engrossing line-up. Catch it at the Arsenal, Mitte. Read more

Film

If there is one thing that can transport you from your everyday routine, it’s a good book. And Germany’s first bookshop specialising in African literature, InterKontinental, might be the best point of departure. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Chiwetel Ejiofor on his timely directorial debut The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It hits Netflix on Mar 1. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Aïssa Maïga and Maxwell Simba discuss their roles in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the directorial debut by Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. Read more

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Exberliner Interview: A postcolonial coming-of-age tale

Jared Abbott catches up with first-time film actor Elena Andrada, star of Senegal-set teen drama Staff Only. Read more

Feb 17, 2019 3:45 PM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Wanuri Kahiu on her headline-grabbing, record-breaking lesbian romance Rafiki. It's on in Berlin cinemas Jan 31. Read more

Film

Gender, sexuality, food: The first ILB weekend was chock-full of topical readings and discussions... Read more

What's On

American literary shooting star Yaa Gyasi filled us in on her opinions about race, violence and the importance of small goals. Returning to the ILB, she will read from her successful debut novel "Homegoing" on September 5, 23:00 at Le Bar. Read more

What's On

The fourth African Food Festival is set to sate hungry Berliners (Jun 9-10, Osthafen Berlin). And it's not just about food. Over the years, AFF has become a networking platform for the black community in Berlin. Read more

Food & Drink

INTERVIEW. John Trengove's feature-length debut "The Wound" opened the Panorama this year as a part of their focus on “Black Worlds”. Trengove talks representing black culture as a white African. It screens once more Feb 19, 20:15 at Cubix. Read more

Film

The Berlinale Blog: Opening South African scars

The Competition opens with Django Reinhardt’s gypsy swing; this year’s Panorama selection gets a measured and memorable debut. Read more

Feb 9, 2017 7:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The country’s little-known colonial history in Africa is on display at German Colonialism, a new exhibition at the Deutsches Historisches Museum through May 2017. It may not hit all its marks perfectly, but is still worth the visit. Read more

Culture

Devour

Installation by Francisco Vidal and film by Jordi Colomer. Photo by Ismael Ogando

"Devour: Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture" is a vast multimedia exhibition exploring post-communist and postcolonial architecture from Brazil to South Africa to Romania. See it at the Freies Museum before it closes Apr 12. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

OUT NOW! During a desperate plea for independence, CONCERNING VIOLENCE documents the true grit behind Africa's struggle from the grip of colonialism. Read more

Film

INTERVIEW. This month's EXBlicks film DramaConsult follows three ambitious Lagos businessmen as they travel to Germany vying for business contacts. Director Dorothee Wenner joins us on Apr 8, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. As always, with English subs. Read more

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INTERVIEW. With much post-1945 historical focus on the Cold War and Eastern Bloc, Africa's position in the world order is unfortunately often overlooked. In After Year Zero, HKW and Anselm Franke explore the continent from a new perspective. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

With debates over blackface, racist kids’ books and immigration still raging, Ballhaus Naunynstraße kicks off the 2013/14 season by turning its attention to “Afropolitan Berlin” in a month-long festival happening through Sep 30. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Whether black with a German ID or white with an African passport, “200 percent” African or “not that African at all”, these 10 Berliners are changing the face of the city. Read about them here and catch some of them on Sep 26 at Kaffee Burger. Read more

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Whether black with a German ID or white with an African passport, “200 percent” African or “not that African at all”, these 10 Berliners are changing the face of the city. Read about them here and catch some of them on Sep 26 at Kaffee Burger. Read more

, Interviews & Portraits

Join us on Wednesday, September 26 at Kaffee Burger for our Africa in Berlin panel... colonialism, identity, art and more are discussed with our four exciting expert guests. Stick around after for a concert by The Kalimba Orchestra. Read more

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