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 […]

Preview: Plays

November 2021: Der Garten der Lüste for Deutsches Theater Berlin and “Frankfurter Positionen 2021”, directed by: Carina Riedl January 2022: IN DEN ALPEN /APRÈS LES ALPES (NACH DEN ALPEN) by Elfriede Jelinek // Fiston Mwanza Mujila, directed by: Claudia Bossard at Volkstheater Wien More on the theater’s website: HERE more to come

Fiston Mwanza Mujila As Guest in the Mobile Pavilion – Showing Styria

Since April 2021, the new exhibition format of the Universalmuseum Joanneum – SHOWING STYRIA – can be seen at three locations in Graz and in the mobile pavilion. While the Museum of History, the Folklore Museum and the Kunsthaus in Graz deal with the complexes “what was”, “how it is” and “how it will be”, […]