02/10/2019

10.10–10.11.19 | Maputo Fast Forward

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

African creatives will move the Mozambican capital as never before.

What did the great American novelist and thinker, the late Toni Morrison mean when she said in her 1993 Nobel Prize acceptance speech: “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

Nairobi based Nanjala Nyabola will explore this issue in a lecture at the upcoming Maputo Fast Forward festival. The writer, independent thinker and polical analyst’s work focuses on conflict and post colonial transitions, with a focus on refugees and migration, as well as East African politics generally. Her work appeared in numerous publication including the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Al Jazeera as well as chapters in edited collections.

Nyabola is also the author of Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya and the co-editor of Where Women Are: Gender and the 2017 Kenyan Elections. She guest edited the Living in Translation project for the African Arguments magazine.

Nyabola’s lecture is just one of many events taking place at the upcoming 4th edition of Maputo Fast Forward. Creators and innovators will meet at the Mozambican capital to talk and do arts, culture, design, architecture, exhibitions, films, digital arts and technology. They attend worskhops and masterclasses with a range of creatives from several African countries. On top of that they will gather at an international conference with an endless list of inspirational key note speakers.

Please familiarize with an outstanding programme starting soon.