New Residency exchange programme for writers from Germany and South Africa
Two writers meet, exchange their works and introduce the foreigner into the versatile worlds of Cologne and Johannesburg. Each year a German writer will travel to Johannesburg and a South African writer will travel to Cologne to meet, share works and take part in the cultural life of the two cities.
The first two Rhine-South Africa-Fellows will be Luxemburg writer and Cologne resident Guy Helminger, who will be in Johannesburg in September 2015 and Captonian writer Rachel Zadok, who will be in Sylt/Germany and Cologne in September/October 2015.
This exciting new programme is initiated by the Sylt Foundation in Johannesburg and Sylt/Germany and the literature initiative „Voices of Africa“ in Cologne. The curators of the programme are Christa Morgenrath, director of the „Voices of Africa“, the most famous series on African writing in Germany and Indra Wussow, director of the Sylt Foundation, and curator as well as editor of „AfrikAWunderhorn“, a series of contemporary African fiction. Co-founder is writer Guy Helminger.
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