June 11: Virtually Yours with Ibrahim El Khalil Diallo

Ibrahim El Khalil Diallo’s L’Odyssée des Oubliés is the featured book for the series “Virtually Yours,” which runs on June 11, 2022. He is hosted by Goethe-Institut Senegal and will be moderated by Renee Edwige Dro.

Virtually Yours is a regional project of Goethe-Institut Sub Saharan Africa, a series of online discussions with contemporary authors from Africa. “Virtually Yours” aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series of online discussions held once a month has featured Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Oswalde Lewat, Niq Mhlongo, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Tendai Huchu, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda, Ondjaki, Ishmael Beah, Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Rémy Ngamije, Nadifa Mohamed, and Ana Paula Tavares.

Ibrahim El Khalil Diallo is one of the most promising young writers on the African continent. Born in Mauritania, he lives in Dakar. After being a finalist for the Orange Prize for Books in Africa 2019, the Prix Kourouma 2019, and the Prix Ivory 2019, he is the winner of the Prix Ahmed Baba 2021 and a finalist for the Kourouma Prize 2021.

He will be talking about his book L’Odyssée des Oubliés (English translation: The Odyssey of the Forgotten). The event will run at the following times;

04:00 PM Universal Time (UTC) Abidjan, Accra, Dakar

05:00 PM West African Time (WAT) Lagos, Luanda, Yaoundé

06:00 PM Central African Time (CAT) Windhoek, Johannesburg

07:00 PM East African Time (EAT) Nairobi, Addis Abeba

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