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AfroHeritage Book Club (Online)

Monday April 20, 2020
18:30 - 19:30
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Due to COVID-19, this event will take place online via Zoom.

Please RSVP using the form below, and we will email you a link to the Zoom meeting. Zoom can be downloaded for free here. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch via: info@centreforstories.com


AfroHeritage Book Club, run by Vuma Phiri and Gisele Ishimwe, is a meeting space for Africans in the diaspora (living outside of the African continent). Here, we connect Africans living in Australia with literature (and other relevant bodies of artwork) created by Africans. By engaging with popular (and less known) literature from the African continent, our members will leave feeling connected to stories of their heritage as we discuss and share what we are getting out of what we are reading.

We want to see the world through African lenses in the hopes of stirring up our creativity in the content we all create in our world. Any poets, writers, musicians, social media content creators will be able to garner inspiration from the literature we read and discuss. Innovative thinkers and dreamers will have a space to engage with others who desire to build our homeland and continue to build Australia as it grows multiculturally.

Topically, we will cover integration, migration, resettlement, multiculturalism, race, diaspora politics, African history, the impact of colonisation, neo-colonisation, rebuilding African nations, expanding the single story narrative.


Although this is a free event, RSVP is essential.

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Gisele Ishimwe

Gisele is an emerging researcher, creative, and public speaker. Gisele has a passion for stories, whether it’s uncovering and writing them through research or a blog, sharing them in speaking gigs, or reading them in our recently established AfroHeritage Book Club. You bet Gisele will be there with a big smile on her face, her heart and mind wide open, ready to learn.  

Vuma Phiri

Migrating to Australia at the age of 7, Vuma has always felt disconnected to the stories from her home country, Zambia, and from the African continent overall. Vuma created her Instagram book account, @diaspora_reader, in 2019, to share reviews and recommendations for books she has read. In deciding she wants to read more from African authors, Vuma is hoping to bring other avid readers alongside her, so we can learn and share the works of Africa’s finest writers.

Due to COVID-19, this event will take place online via Zoom.

Please RSVP using the form below, and we will email you a link to the Zoom meeting. Zoom can be downloaded for free here. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch via: info@centreforstories.com


AfroHeritage Book Club, run by Vuma Phiri and Gisele Ishimwe, is a meeting space for Africans in the diaspora (living outside of the African continent). Here, we connect Africans living in Australia with literature (and other relevant bodies of artwork) created by Africans. By engaging with popular (and less known) literature from the African continent, our members will leave feeling connected to stories of their heritage as we discuss and share what we are getting out of what we are reading.

We want to see the world through African lenses in the hopes of stirring up our creativity in the content we all create in our world. Any poets, writers, musicians, social media content creators will be able to garner inspiration from the literature we read and discuss. Innovative thinkers and dreamers will have a space to engage with others who desire to build our homeland and continue to build Australia as it grows multiculturally.

Topically, we will cover integration, migration, resettlement, multiculturalism, race, diaspora politics, African history, the impact of colonisation, neo-colonisation, rebuilding African nations, expanding the single story narrative.


Although this is a free event, RSVP is essential.
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