The discussion will be held in English. Felwine Sarr's books "Afrotopia" and "Restitution. On the Restitution of African Cultural Assets" (together with Bénédicte Savoy) caused worldwide debates. Together with Achille Mbembe, he founded the "Ateliers de la Pensée", an association of academics and artists with the aim of creating a place for intellectual debate in Africa. Now, his first novel has been published in German. It tells the story of two brothers from Senegal who live very different lives. One is traditional, the other goes to France to study. In the interview, Sarr is introduced as an author and public intellectual.
In the event series "Fragen der Zeit – Issues of Our Time", important thinkers from various disciplines take a stand on pressing questions of the present day and shed light on critical contexts that are preoccupying today's societies. The event series is a cooperation between Kunstmuseum Basel and Literaturhaus Basel, and, in this case, with Culturescapes 2023 Sahara.