International Storytelling at ISS

International Storytelling Afternoon at ISS

International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Thursday, 16 Jan 2020, 16:00

End date

Thursday, 16 Jan 2020, 18:00

International Institute of Social Studies
Spoken Language

On 16 January 2020, the International Institute of Social Studies will once more host the International Storytelling Symposium. During what has become a much-loved classic at Winternachten Festival, visitors, writers, students and teachers tell each other stories.

This time around, the theme is 'Decolonising the Mind: What Happened to You?'

Decolonization has quickly become a key word in the world of museums, universities and society at large. But how are you dealing with this individually? How are you decolonising your thinking or your life, at your workplace or at home? What are you experiencing, and what challenges do you encounter?

Come to listen to stories from all over the world and, if you like, share your own story!

Maximum 5 minutes and in English only - no other protocol. 

International Storytelling Symposium - 2020 - Winternachten

Among the participants are writer, poet, essayist and literary scholar Mukoma Wa Ngũgĩ - who was born in the US and grew up on Kenya. Zuleika Sheikh and Rosalba Icaza, researchers at the Institute of Social Studies, will also talk about their experiences with 'decolonising the mind'. The stories will be interspersed by muscial performances by Lamin Kuyateh.

Kenyan writer, literary scholar and social activist Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the cover of his essay 'Decolonizing the Mind' published in 1986 (source: Literary Hub)

More information

The full programme is available on the Writers Unlimited website.