Reading and conversation
Abdulrazak Gurnah in conversation with Maaza Mengiste
In English with German simultaneous translation
Updates and program information:
In his intergenerational saga of war and love at the dawn of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate tells the story of people struggling to maintain their integrity in the shadow of the colonial world order. “Like its predecessors, this is a novel that demands to be read and reread, for its humour, generosity of spirit and clear-sighted vision of the infinite contradictions of human nature.” Evening Standard
Abdulrazak Gurnah presents his latest novel Afterlives in conversation with author Maaza Mengiste. In English with simultaneous translation into German by Lilian-Astrid Geese. Abak Safaei-Rad reads from the German translation.
In cooperation with internationales literaturfestival berlin, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Penguin Verlag