Maps: Writers in Exile and Cosmopolitans

Fri, Dec 4, 2009
8.30 pm
Day pass: 8 €, conc. 5 € | Combi-ticket: 15 €, conc. 10 € | Single ticket: 5 €, conc. 3 €

All events with German-English simultanous translation

Abdulrazak Gurnah, (c) Mark Pringle

The second LIFELINES edition focuses on Nuruddin Farah, acclaimed as one of Africa’s greatest contemporary writers and regarded as a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Together with Nuruddin Farah, LIFELINES explores his biographical and literary paths in an exchange with friends and fellow-writers past and present.

Arne Ruth leads this discussionon cosmopolitan writings and thought, exile, nomadic lifestyles and artistic testimony. Discussants Nuruddin Farah and Abdulrazak Gurnah report on their experience in exile, external strife and internal conflicts, the search to find expressive forms for life, and act as intermediaries between different worlds.

In co-operation with Suhrkamp Verlag