Blogs in March 2023

While We Were Dreaming 23rd March 2023

Rico, Mark, Paul and Daniel were 13 when the Berlin Wall fell in autumn 1989. Growing up in Leipzig at the time of reunification, they dream of a better life somewhere beyond the brewery quarter. Every night they roam the streets, partying, rioting,...

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A Light Still Burns 18th March 2023

No. 3 in the Anatolian Trilogy There are three ways to face life: put up with it, fight or flee.’After eight years in Turkey, Gül leaves her native Anatolia and returns to Germany. Reunited with her husband Fuat, she...

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Madgermanes 9th August 2021

‘Madgermanes’ is what the Mozambican workers once contracted out to East Germany are called today. At the end of the 1970s, some 20,000 of them were sent from the People’s Republic of Mozambique to the GDR to labour for...

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Journey through a Tragicomic Century: The Absurd Life of Hasso Grabner 10th September 2020

Francis Nenik‘s thrilling slice of narrative non-fiction Journey through a Tragicomic Century is about the life of the forgotten writer Hasso Grabner, told with great joy in language and love of absurdity. The journey takes us from the Young...

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Paula 10th September 2020

Sandra Hoffmann‘s Paula is a moving piece of autofiction about the writer’s relationship to her grandmother, a devout Swabian Catholic who refused to reveal who fathered her child in 1946. Growing up in a family where silence reigns, Hoffmann...

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