Writers Residency of the Goethe Institut at the Opera Village Africa

Next week the Opera Village Africa will be hosting three writers invited by the Goethe Institut for a short residency; these are Laelia Adjovi from Benin, Eliot Moleba from South Africa and Éric Kabré from Burkina Faso.

Adjovi has been living in Dakar as a freelance journalist, photographer and writer since 2010 and is working on a book about spiritual rites that enslaved Africans preserved during their forced migration and exported to Cuba.

A playwright and activist, Moleba lives in Johannesburg and is one of the founding members of PlayRiot, a collective of playwrights who bring contemporary South African stories to the stage. He is currently working on a play called This Is Not My Border, which addresses intra-African migration.

Kabré is Burkinabé and works as a journalist and illustrator in Ouagadougou. In his current work, he explores through drawing the role of investigative journalism in a fitful ethno-cultural conflict in the region.

We are very pleased to be able to offer the artists time and space to explore their ideas in a concentrated way and thank the Goethe Institut for the cooperation.