Reading & Talk

1.6.2024, 7pm – »Sensuous Knowledge« A black feminist approach for everyone with Minna Salami

Minna Salami is a Nigerian-Finnish and Swedish feminist author, social critic and currently Program Chair at THE NEW INSTITUTE. She is the author of Can Feminism Be African? (forthcoming Harper Collins) and Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone (Bloomsbury 2020) which has been translated into multiple languages. She has also co-authored children’s books and written content on feminism for numerous anthologies as well as educational textbooks.

A leading voice of contemporary feminism, she has drawn over a million readers to her multiple award-winning blog Her writing can be found in the Guardian, Project Syndicate, Al Jazeera, and The Philosopher, and many others. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer including at some of the world’s most prominent institutions such as the UN, EU, Oxford Union, Cambridge Union, Yale University, and the Singularity University at NASA. She has worked as a Research Associate and Editor at Perspectiva, consulted governments on gender equality, written school curricula, and curated cultural events at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Minna is a Full Member of the Club of Rome, a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and sits on the council of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and the boards of The African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Sahel, and is an associate with Perspectiva. She has served as chair for the House of Beautiful Business, a judge for the One World Media Awards, a nominator for the Prince Claus Foundation and the Princess of Asturias Foundation.

An alumni of Lund University and SOAS University, Minna has lived in Nigeria, Sweden, Spain, and New York and now lives between London and Hamburg.

Musa Okwonga

Musa Okwonga, born in London in 1979, is a British-Ugandan writer, journalist, and musician. Okwonga has written numerous essays and articles on culture, racism, gender, music, sports, politics, and technology. His writing has appeared in The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, The New Statesman, and The New York Times, among others, as well as in Die Zeit and taz. He has published two books on soccer, as well as a volume of poetry. His debut "In the end, it was all about Love" was published by mairisch in 2022. He has lived in Berlin-Friedrichshain since 2014.

New Date ! 1.6.2024, 7 pm  – Minna Salami in conversation with Musa Okwonga (Sorry, the event is fully booked)

Entrance: 10,- EUR. (for students 5,- EUR)
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The event will be held in English. 

The event series is supported by the Ministry for Culture and Media, Hamburg.

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