A photo exhibition
The photo exhibition "Africa/has/the/floor" includes photographs of 20 of the African writers who visited the Göteborg Book Fair 2010. They write prose, poetry, drama and literature for children and the youth. They write in many different languages. These many facets of African literature are represented in this exhibition, which includes photographs representing the new generation of African writers as well as their established peers. The Swedish-Mozambican photographer Sérgio Santimano has taken the photographs and Anita Theorell has written the writers’ presentations.
The photo exhibition is available to download for anybody, free of charge and is protected by a Creative Commons license. The photographs may be used for non-commercial purposes, provided that you state the source and the name of the photographer. It offers an excellent opportunity for, in particular, libraries who wish to showcase African literature to their visitors. All photographs are accompanied with a bibliographical note.
- Chris Abani, Nigeria
- Lubna al-Hussein, Sudan
- Sefi Atta, Nigeria
- Gabeba Baderoon, South Africa
- Yaba Badoe, Ghana
- Tahar Ben Jelloun, Morocco
- Mia Couto, Mozambique
- Christian Epanya, Cameroon
- Nuruddin Farah, Somalia
- Petina Gappah, Zimbabwe
- Nadine Gordimer, South Africa
- Helon Habila, Nigeria
- Alain Mabanckou, Congo
- Kopano Matlwa, South Africa
- Eyoum N’gangue, Cameroon
- Ondjaki, Angola
- Lesego Rampolokeng, South Africa
- Irene Sabatini, Zimbabwe
- Véronique Tadjo, Côte d’Ivoire
- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Kenya
How to use the photographs to create your own exhibition
The photo exhibition consists of 24 pictures in pdf format. Apart from the 20 writers represented, the exhibition includes an introduction and three pictures with quotes from the writers’ books. Depending on the size of the exhibition area, it is possible to download the exhibition in full or selected parts of it. Irrespective of the size of the exhibition area, it is advisable that the introduction is included.
Sequence of the pictures
The pictures can be hung in any order. The Nordic Africa Institute has followed this order: Introduction, Petina Gappah, Mia Couto, Nadine Gordimer, Eyoum N’gangue, Gabeba Baderoon, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Sefi Atta, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Helon Habila, Lubna al-Hussein, Ondjaki, Yaba Badoe, Christian Epanya, Kopano Matlwa, Nuruddin Farah, Lesego Rampolokeng, Véronique Tadjo, Irene Sabatini and Chris Abani.
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2010.