15 Apr 2021 18:00

Afropean Bridges 2021 – Virtual Dialogues

Online event

From April 12th to May 27th the Center for the Humanities and Social Change is going to release an important series of dialogues marking the third edition of Afropean Bridges.

Afropean Bridges is an international workshop hosted by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and focused on the identity of Europeans of African origin and on the multiple relations between Africa and Europe. The workshop aims to literally “bridge the gap” between the reality and the misleading clichés about African-Europeans, especially those related to migration, development, and human rights.

Dialogues are going to be released twice a week (Monday and Thursday at 6.00 p.m. CET) and will remain available on HSC-Venice Youtube Channel and on the Afropean Bridges website. Unless otherwise stated, dialogues are in English.



Bernardine Evaristo was born in London in 1959 to an English mother and Nigerian father. She is the author of eight novels, and plays and criticism. Girl, Woman, Other (Ragazza, donna, altro, Sur 2020won the Man Booker Prize and the British Book Award, and was finalist for the Orwell Prize for political literature and the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Maaza Mengiste  is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the novel, The Shadow King (Il Re ombra, Einaudi 2021) which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and was a 2020 LA Times Book Prize Fiction finalist. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze (Lo sguardo del leone, Neri Pozza 2018), was selected by The Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books.


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