Édouard Glissant

Past Dates

Opening / Francophone Literatures

Michael Krüger reads Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”, the founding document of the Beat Generation, to mark the 50th anniversary of its publication.

Greetings · Joachim Sartorius; Ulrich Schreiber; NN (UNESCO)
Édouard Glissant (France/USA) · Opening speech
Introduction · Abdelwahab Meddeb

Edouard Glissant inaugurates the sixth international literature festival berlin. He is considered the most important writer of the French-speaking Caribbean. The poet, novelist and critic of “creolism” is a mentor within the field of post-colonial cultural theory.