Pavla Jazairiová: Another Africa
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: February 4, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Jiná Afrika (Another Africa) by journalist Pavla Jazairiová, an expanded version of the successful book, is focused on north and west Africa: Mali, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia. From many perspectives, Africa is a place of misery, despair and decay. This leads many Africans to wish to depart for Europe and begin new lives. Jazairiová’s perspective, shorn of illusions or any hints of folklore, is a painful but valuable effort to avoid cheap moralising and to look for explanations. The book also includes informed glosses by Jana Hybášková, the European Union’s ambassador to Namibia.
Pavla Jazairiová recently returned from Ethiopia so has an extremely fresh view of the issues that resonate in her book.
Speaking with the author will be Charles University African Studies expert Vojtěch Šarše and Islamic Studies and African Studies specialist Luboš Kropáček.
The Czech Radio ombudsman Milan Pokorný will moderate.