The Afrolit Sans Frontieres Festival is a virtual literary festival founded by South African author and curator Zukiswa Wanner as a response to the curfews and lockdowns related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic within the African continent. The festival has featured writers from different countries including
Season 1, curated by festival founder Zukiswa Wanner, ran from March 23-30. It had 16 writers from 10 African countries sharing their work from 15 different cities in English, French, Lingala, or Portuguese. The festival theme was sex.
Season 2, co-curated by Zukiswa Wanner and Maaza Mengiste, ran from April 20-27. It had 16 writers from 14 countries streaming from 13 cities in English, French, or Portuguese. The festival theme was “What I Wish You’d Ask Me.”
Season 3 co-curated by Mohale Mashigo and Zukiswa Wanner ran from May 25 – June 1. It featured 16 writers from 13 countries streaming from 15 cities in English, French, and Portuguese. The festival theme was “Past. Present. Future.”
Season 4, curated by festival founder Zukiswa Wanner alongside Cifordom, Ethale Publishing, and Peripherals who helped source French and Portuguese speaking artists ran from June 29 to July 6, 2020. It had 16 writers sharing their work from 12 different cities in three continents in English, French, and Portuguese. The festival theme was “To Cut A Long Story Short”.