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Black Poetry Matters: Eine dekoloniale Poetry Performance by Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo


Feb 10, 2021 from 03:30 to 04:30 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)

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Black Poetry Matters: Eine dekoloniale Poetry Performance by Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo

Reading and Discussion


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 Lahya (Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo) is a Black intersectional artist, author, poet, curator, multiplicator, singer, teamer, photographer, and activist whose art and work reflect her social realities and identities. Lahya’s life revolves around molecules of reality, (re)arranged lovingly, yet critically, and enveloped in song, painting, collage, performance, photography and_or poetry. Their purpose is healing and/through transformative practices. Since 2014, Lahya curates and moderates the monthly spoken-word event “One World Poetry Night” in Berlin.


Lahya’s oeuvre is published in various books and zines. In search of radical social responsibility of the heart and deed, Lahya’s doings are political, collective, and personal. Lahya's works touch upon privilege, decolonisation, healing, individual and collective love and vulnerability. Lahya’s pronouns are Lahya (and, if need be, she/her). 

Her bed currently resides in Berlin.


We are honoured to welcome Lahya for a poetry performance as part of the international conference  “Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities”. Lahya’s poetry performance is followed by an engaging conversation about her personal experiences in-between art and academia, about role models and rebellion, truth and storytelling, and about the possibility of decolonial writing and being.


The event will be in German language.


You can find the link to Lahya’s reading 30 minutes prior to the event following the link to the LZG: