Meet award-winning author and playwright Camara Lundestad Joof (born 1988) who will present her artistic and political work on intersectionality, norm critique and (de)colonialism in Scandinavia.
Camara Lundestad Joof was born in Norway, to a Norwegian mother and Gambian father. Through books, theater, film, and music, Joof’s work explores colonialism, representation, and identity formation in the Nordic countries. Her works have been staged in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Italy. In 2019, Joof was appointed Council Member of The Norwegian Arts Council, where she heads the committee of performing arts.
Joof’s latest work, De må føde oss eller pule oss for å elske oss (They have to birth us or fuck us to love us), premiered in October 2021 at the National Theater in Oslo, where she is playwright-in-residence. Her debut book, the memoir Eg snakkar om det heile tida (I talk about it all the time), published 2018, is now in print in its 7th edition. Both the play and book reflect on race, racism, sexuality, and the duty to speak up against social injustice in a Scandinavian setting.
The event is free and open to the public. Covid vaccinations required.