Vamba Sherif

Country: The Netherlands

Vamba Sherif is a novelist, essayist, and lecturer in African Literature at Leiden University. He was born in Liberia, raised in Kuwait, and now resides in the Netherlands. Sherif writes novels exploring identity, war, and migration, with works published in multiple languages. He is also a co-editor of the anthology Black: Afro-European Literature in the Netherlands and Belgium. As a sought-after speaker, he has participated in various international literary festivals. In 2021, he published his memoirs, Unprecedented Love, reflecting on his early life and experiences as a migrant.

Supported by Erasmus Huis Jakarta.

Vamba Sherif adalah seorang penulis novel, essay, dan pengajar Sastra Afrika di Universitas Leiden. Ia lahir di Liberia, dibesarkan di Kuwait, dan kini menetap di Belanda. Sherif menulis novel-novel yang menelisik identitas, perang, migrasi, dengan karya-karya yang diterbitkan dalam beragam bahasa. Ia juga adalah co-editor dari antologi Black: Afro-European Literature in the Netherlands and Belgium. Sebagai seorang pembicara terkemuka, Sherif telah ikut serta dalam berbagai festival literasi internasional. Di tahun 2021, ia menerbitkan memoirnya yang bertajuk Unprecedented Love, berkaca pada periode awal kehidupannya dan pengalaman-pengalaman pribadinya dalam bermigrasi.

Didukung oleh Erasmus Huis Jakarta.

Appearing in

Main Program | The Alchemy of Friendship in Writing

“Clumsily spilling out sentiment here, there, and everywhere … I would tell my friends I loved them constantly.” Michael Pederson’s latest book, Boy Friends, is a tribute to his late …

Special Event | Jazz Poetry at Cantina Rooftop

Art forms converge as Poetry meets Jazz on the terrace of Ubud’s Latino bar, Cantina Rooftop. Hosted by Vamba Sherrif, Chris Tse, Joanna Yang, Ghayath Almadhoun, and Fred Leone will …

Special Event | Arcadia Unbound: An Evening of Captivating Storytelling

Enter the world of storytelling with our dazzline line-up of literary luminaries: Bernadine Everisto, Kate Pullinger, Pip Williams, Louise Doughty, Intan Paramaditha, Vamba Sherif and Norman Pasaribu. Embark on a …