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Imagine Africa by Mia Couto
Imagine Africa by Bhakti Shringarpure
Imagine Africa by Bhakti Shringarpure

Pirogue Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, conversations, and visual art, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential writers, artists, and thinkers of contemporary Africa. Including powerful photographs in color by Zanele Muholi, stills from the films of Jean-Pierre Bekolo, and works of fiction and poetry from nine languages, Imagine Africa: Volume Three offers a glimpse into a kaleidoscopic and vibrant continent.

The series is published by Island Position, the literary imprint of the Pirogue Collective – the cultural expression of Senegal’s Gorée Institute, which aims to celebrate the diverse voices and imaginations of the continent of Africa and its diaspora. The collective encourages vital dialogue between writers and visual artists from across Africa with those from other parts of the world.

Spanning across numerous languages, traditions, and media, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential voices and visions of Africa today.

Contributors include:


   • Hassan Hajjaj
   • Reesom Haile
   • Chika Unigwe
   • Isaac O. Delano
   • Kerry Bystrom
   • Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa
   • Breyten Breytenbach
   • Hassan Ghedi Santur
   • Alfred Schaffer
   • Sanmao
   • Tarek Eltayeb
   • Diekoye Oyeyinka
   • Jean-Pierre Bekolo
   • Kenneth Harrow


Translators include:


   • Nicole Ball
   • David Ball
   • Charles Cantalupo
   • Akin Adesokan
   • David Brookshaw
   • Kai Krienke
   • Sara C. Hanaburgh
   • Michelle Hutchinson
   • Mike Fu
   • Kareem James Abu-Zeid
   • Bhakti Shringarpure
   • Abdourahmane Waberi
   • Zanele Muholi
   • Jean Senac
   • Emmanuel Dongala
Book 3
Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, conversations, and visual art, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential writers, artists, and thinkers of contemporary Africa. Including powerful photographs in color by Zanele Muholi, stills from the films of Jean-Pierre Bekolo, and works of fiction and poetry from nine languages, Imagine Africa: Volume Three offers a glimpse into a kaleidoscopic and vibrant continent.

The series is published by Island Position, the literary imprint of the Pirogue Collective – the cultural expression of Senegal’s Gorée Institute, which aims to celebrate the diverse voices and imaginations of the continent of Africa and its diaspora. The collective encourages vital dialogue between writers and visual artists from across Africa with those from other parts of the world.

Spanning across numerous languages, traditions, and media, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential voices and visions of Africa today.

Contributors include:


   • Hassan Hajjaj
   • Reesom Haile
   • Chika Unigwe
   • Isaac O. Delano
   • Kerry Bystrom
   • Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa
   • Breyten Breytenbach
   • Hassan Ghedi Santur
   • Alfred Schaffer
   • Sanmao
   • Tarek Eltayeb
   • Diekoye Oyeyinka
   • Jean-Pierre Bekolo
   • Kenneth Harrow


Translators include:


   • Nicole Ball
   • David Ball
   • Charles Cantalupo
   • Akin Adesokan
   • David Brookshaw
   • Kai Krienke
   • Sara C. Hanaburgh
   • Michelle Hutchinson
   • Mike Fu
   • Kareem James Abu-Zeid
   • Bhakti Shringarpure
   • Abdourahmane Waberi
   • Zanele Muholi
   • Jean Senac
   • Emmanuel Dongala
Book 2
Imagine Africa and its theme of “Revolution” is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, “Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off”. Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, and visual art, Imagine Africa gives us a glimpse of a kaleidoscopic contemporary Africa.

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