Audre Lorde: Dream of Europe — Reading Group #2
The Struggle is the Ritual with Shishani Vranckx

Sunday September 27, 2020
16:00–18:00 (CET)

In The Struggle is the Ritual, the second session of this reading group, we will read Audre Lorde's 'The Poet as Outsider' seminars from May-June 1984 at the Freie Universität Berlin (pages 75 until 114). The guest reader for this session will be Shishani Vranckx.

Shishani is a talented singer-songwriter loved for her smooth and powerful voice. Her roots are Namibian and Belgian, but she grew up mainly in the Netherlands. In her work she brings these worlds together. Her music is comforting and has a sense of strong social awareness. She is the founder of Miss Catharsis (2019), an all-female group that tells stories of women of color. She is also co-founder of Namibian Tales (2015), an acoustic quartet that explores the musical heritage of Namibia, and co-founder of Shakuar, an eclectic musical duo with vocalist Karima el Fillali. Shishani is nominated voor the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts 2020.