Lesung mit Sulaiman Addonia: Silence is my Mother tongue

Wann: 08.11.2019 17.00 Uhr

Wo: Rautenstrauch-Joest Bibliothek, 2. OG

In a time of war, what is the shape of love?

Saba arrives in an East African refugee camp as a young girl, devastated to have been wrenched from school and forced to abandon her books as her family flees to safety. In this unfamiliar, crowded and often hostile community, she must carve out a new existence. As she struggles to maintain her sense of self, she remains fiercely protective of her mute brother, Hagos – each sibling resisting the roles gender and society assign.
Through a cast of complex, beautifully-drawn characters, Sulaiman Addonia questions what it means to be a man, to be a woman, to be an individual when circumstance has forced the loss of all that makes a home or a future.

The exchange of masculine and feminine roles within the context of a sexually conservative culture makes for a gripping and courageous narrative. – Guardian

‘[A] richly written second novel, which brims with the sensory flavours of remembered experience.’ – Daily Mail

Achtung: Diese Lesung wird in englischer Sprache stattfinden, es wird keine deutsche/französische Übersetzung geben (Bei allen anderen Veranstaltungen ist auf verschiedene Weise für Übersetzungen gesorgt)

The Reading will be held in english.

Here, you can find the programme to print: programm.-veranstaltungen_compressed.pdf

Eintritt: 8€/6€ reduced | tickets at the box-office