WOMEN’S VOICES: Rabat hosts a meeting of African women writers
Eight African women writers will gather on Thursday 20 April 2017 at Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI) to share their own experiences and shed light on African women’s literature. The event is initiated by the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI), and International University of Rabat (UIR), and the MMVI.
“This is a genuine opportunity to (re)discover African women’s creations and writings,” says the organizers, as the star of African women writers continue to shine in the 21st century African literature, expressing the aspirations of both African women and African people alike.
Scholastique Mukasonga (Rwanda), Khadi Hane (Senegal), Leila Abouzeid (Morocco), Rabâa Abdelkefi (Tunisia), Nora Amin (Egypt), Sefi Atta (Nigeria), Latifa Baqa (Morocco) and Siham Bouhlal (France, Morocco) will be the special guests of the event.
The discussions will be led by famous Moroccan writers Kebir Mustapha Ammi and Hassan Nejmi.
The event is held within the framework of Afrique en Capital (Africa in the capital), a one month campaign to celebrate African modern art and culture. The campaign is coordinated by the foundation of Morocco’s museums (FNM).