Events | The Arab Spring and the Literature

Berlin | June 15, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Arab literature was severely impacted by the turmoil of the Arab spring: Writers and poets were given the opportunity to ask a variety of new questions, to work in unknown territories, and to write more freely. At the same time, they see themselves confronted with exile, have to figure as representatives of their culture, and enter a new cultural environment, without leaving their readers behind.

The authors Ali Al Muqri (Yemen), Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin (Sudan), Omar Edlbi (Syria), Nora Amin (Egypt), Golan Haji (Syria), Najwa Benshatwan (Libya) and Inam Kachachi (Iraq) were invited for an Arab-German get-together with readings and conversation.

The event is curated and moderated by Yasmine Merei. The 2015 Feuchtwanger Fellow at Villa Aurora is now Fellow »Weltoffenes Berlin« at Literaturhaus Berlin.

After the event oriental music will be played and Syrian food will be served. The talk will be in Arabic with simulaneous translations into by Günther Orth.

Literaturhaus Berlin, Fasanenstraße 23, 10719 Berlin

Entrance fee 7 € / red. 4 €
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In cooperation with Literaturhaus Berlin und Orschina e.V.



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