Lecture • Talk with Binyavanga Wainana and Jota Mombaça


08 Dec 2016
18:00 - 20:00
Bienal Pavilion • OFICINA (1st floor)
08 dec 2016, 18:00 - 20:00
Bienal Pavilion • OFICINA (1st floor)

As part of the #32bienal Public Programs, Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainana will come to Brazil for the first time to introduce his work and projects. In conversation with Jota Mombaça, both will speak about the content of their researches and discuss the concept of 'Upright People' for which Binyavanga proposes a discussion about the future of the black world. In 2014, Wainana responded to a wave of anti-gay laws in Nigeria by publicly outing himself in his short story I Am a Homosexual, Mum (2014), calling it the lost chapter of his memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place (2011).

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Binyavanga Wainaina co-founded the Kwani? publication in Nairobi. He was former director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College, New York, and is currently a DAAD fellow in Berlin.

Jota Mombaça is a non-binary bicha, born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, who writes, performs and academically studies on the relations between monstruosity and humanity, kuir studies, de-colonizing turns, political intersectionality and tensions among ethics, aesthetics, art and politics in the knowledge productions of the global south-of-the-south.

The space OFICINA is sponsored by Petrobras