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The readers of the newspaper “Kleine Zeitung” were invited to nominate candidates for the election of the styrian personality of the year in the categories sport, social, cultural, gastronomic fields and newcomers. I am glad to be among the five names selected in the cultural sector for the city of Graz and its surroundings. You […]


IN DEN ALPEN // APRÈS LES ALPES by Elfriede Jelinek // Fiston Mwanza Mujiladirected by Claudia Bossard at Volkstheater Wien The characters from Jelinek process in Mujila’s work to a global tribunal. The two politically breaking and linguistically virtuoso pieces IN DEN ALPEN and APRÈS LES ALPES will be presented as a double feature. More […]


“Kasala für meinen Kaku & andere Gedichte” just got published by Ritter Verlag. The poetry collection is the french version of “Kasala pour mon Kaku et autres poèmes”. Genealogical and clanic poetry, recounting the Congo of yesterday, the Minings world, railways, the ancestors and the clan spirituality, animals, spirites and paradise according to Mvidi. Inspired […]


20.-22. October at ISOP, Forum Stadtpark and Kindermuseum Graz. With Sofia Andruchowytsch, Dževad Karahasan, In Koli Jean Bofane, Maaza Mengiste, Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, a Homage to Gloria Naylor, Bachtyar Ali, Iris Hanika, Vamba Omar Sharif, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, music by Seydou Traoré and children’s programme. You are very welcome! Find all information on the official […]

SPARK – The feverish nostalgia of the water children

Based on a libretto by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, “The feverish nostalgia of the water children”, the new production by Jiran Zhao and Kai Chun Chuang will have its world premiere in April 2022 at SPARK – The festival for contemporary music theatre in cologne. You’ll find everything you need to know here ->

Literary Award LES AFRIQUES for “La danse du vilain” (“The Villains Dance”)

Fiston Mwanza Mujila was awarded the literary award “Les Afriques” for his second novel “La danse du vilain” (2020) which will be published in English, German, as well as other languages in 2022. The prize has been awarded annually since 2015 by the Swiss-based association La Cene Littéraire to writers from Africa or the diaspora […]

WELTWORTREISENDE. Transnational literature festival Graz.

WELTWORTREISENDE. Transnational literature festival Graz. 14.-16. October at Forum Stadtpark and ISOP With Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Cristina Ali Farah, Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, Dean Bowen, Valerie Fritsch, Marie Gamillscheg, Gertrude Marie Grossegger, Mihret Kebede, Lisette Lombé and James Nöel.  You are very welcome! Find the programme here

New! Collection of Poems in English: The River in the Belly

Today “The River in the Belly” is published by Deep Vellum. The poetry collection is the English version of “Le Fleuve dans le Ventre/ The River in the Belly,” which was previously published by Thanhäuser Verlag in 2013.  “After all the riches that have been torn from his country by foreigners, asks this remarkable poet, […]

Fiston Mwanza Mujila is literary coordinator at Forum Stadtpark Graz, Austria

The Forum Stadtpark Graz (Austria) is reorganizing itself: On June 9, 2021, the new trio of board members was presented, replacing the long-time director Heidrun Primas, as well as the newly elected Programmforum for the areas of performance, architecture, social politics, visual arts, literature, photography and music. Fiston Mwanza Mujila takes over the literature division, […]

22. poesiefestival berlin: Unheard Poetry – Black Europe

MON 14.6. | 8 pm Talk & Reading – ONLINE Initiated by the Haus für Poesie, an anthology is coming out this Summer from Verlag Das Wunderhorn featuring, in German translation, 32 poets born or (literarily) socialised in Europe. The anthology places the work in a common context which is not limited to Blackness. Four […]