Hay Festival Cartagena 2024

Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2024 programme, to be held from 25 to 28 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.

The tickets of the general programme and reading clubs are on sale for in person events. If you wish to register to see the live streaming of events, please select the option "Register to watch online" when this option is available. Hay Joven and Hay Comunitario are free of charge. Access on Sunday will be free of charge for inhabitants of the Department of Bolívar in most of the events.

If you have any issues regarding the payment of your tickets, please contact us at tickets@hayfestival.org or at +57 317 516 55 13.

Online application for free events is now closed.

If you have any general questions, you can find us at contacto@hayfestival.org.

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Event 14

In Koli Jean Bofane and Adania Shibli in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson

South to South conversations: literature and freedom of expression

 Centro de Convenciones (Salón Barahona)
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The space available for writing should always be a safe place for the artist, but are there external limitations on the imaginations of writers? Jon Lee Anderson will talk to the Congolese writer In Koli Jean Bofane, author of Mathématiques Congolaises, and the Palestinian writer Adania Shibli, author of Minor Detail, about their experiences as creators, their perspective with regard to freedom of expression, and how this has affected their work.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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In Koli Jean Bofane and Adania Shibli in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson

Event 20

Tsitsi Dangarembga, In Koli Jean Bofane, Pankaj Mishra and Erna von der Walde in conversation with Juan Esteban Lewin Pinzón

South to South conversations: different ways of seeing the world

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía
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This event will be part of the South to South series, in which the Hay Festival offers a forum for some of the most innovative voices of the global South, in order to share different ways of seeing the world, as well as non-Western solutions to the problems that beset us. The four guests at this event will talk about post-colonialism and ways of seeing the world that challenge the dominant models. With Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), writer and filmmaker; In Koli Jean Bofane (Congo), writer and author of Mathematiques Congolaises; Pankaj Mishra (India), essayist and novelist; and Erna von der Walde (Colombia), writer and academic. In conversation with Juan Esteban Lewin Pinzón.

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Tsitsi Dangarembga, In Koli Jean Bofane, Pankaj Mishra and Erna von der Walde in conversation with Juan Esteban Lewin Pinzón

Event 34

Pankaj Mishra, David Olusoga and Adania Shibli in conversation with Leonard Benardo

South to South conversations

 Centro de Convenciones (Salón Barahona)
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David Olusoga (Nigeria/UK) is a historian, TV presenter, filmmaker, University of Manchester professor and the author of numerous books. In his book Black and British the writer studies the historical past of the Atlantic isles and their relationship with Africa and the Caribbean, in the light of movements such as Black Lives Matter. The essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra (India) is the author of ten books about postcolonial India and the transformation of south and central Asia in the context of globalization. His most recent publication, Run and Hide, tells the story of Arun, a man who always wanted to escape from the small Indian town where he was born. The Palestinian writer Adania Shibli, PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, is the author of Minor Detail; twice awarded the Young Writer's Award – Palestine awarded by AM Qattan Foundation, for her novels, she has also written for media such as Al-Karmel, Al-Adaab, Iowa Review, Sight & Sound Esprit, La Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF), Le Monde Diplomatique. The authors will talk to Leonard Benardo.

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Pankaj Mishra, David Olusoga and Adania Shibli in conversation with Leonard Benardo

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