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Anyone who doesn’t feel good should go/ Wer sich nicht wohlfühlt, soll gehen/ من لم يشعر بالراحة في مكانه فليغادر نجم والي

Veröffentlicht von Najem Wali | | abgelegt unter: ,

One of the magnificent quotes from Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa about writers and exile is, “Anyone who doesn’t feel good, where he is, should go!”

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My experience of migration was prolonged/ Das Auswandern hat sich hingezogen

Veröffentlicht von Ilma Rakusa | | abgelegt unter: ,

My experience of migration was prolonged: from my birthplace Rimavská Sobota, the journey led to Budapest, then to Ljubljana and onwards to the divided city of Trieste and in January 1951 to Zurich.

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From migrant literature to migrant literature/ Von Migrantenliteratur zu Migrantenliteratur

Veröffentlicht von Lena Gorelik | | abgelegt unter: ,

For the first novel that I wrote, they loved me – slightly for the novel and slightly for my story. I was twenty-three. I first arrived in Germany when I was eleven and I couldn’t speak a word of ...

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An Attempt to Define Exile/ Ein Versuch, das Exil zu definieren/ محاولة في تعريف المنفى نجم والي

Veröffentlicht von Najem Wali | | abgelegt unter: ,

Often, writers in exile are faced with the question why they left their country and whether ultimately this wouldn’t lead to a loss of their memories, to their forgetting those private and cherished ...

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The Writers’ Protest at the Paris Salon du livre/ مسيرة الأدباء داخل معرض الكتاب في باريس

Veröffentlicht von Iman Humaydan | | abgelegt unter: ,

From its founding in 1981, throughout its entire thirty-two years, the Paris Salon du livre never witnessed a protest by writers, poets, translators or publishing houses. The first such ...

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Writing in Transient Places/ الكتابة في أمكنة عابرة

Veröffentlicht von Iman Humaydan | | abgelegt unter: ,

This is the first time that I’ve finished writing a novel since I’ve been living in France. I believed that writing outside of my country would increase my feelings of being no place. But now I am ...

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Murderous Identities/ الهويات القاتلة

Veröffentlicht von Iman Humaydan | | abgelegt unter: ,

In 2008, I came to Paris from Lebanon to attend the annual Salon du livre, for a book launch and signing of my second novel, Wild Mulberries, which had at that time just been translated into French ...

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The Stuffed Barbarian/ Kitömött barbár

Veröffentlicht von Ágnes Orzóy | | abgelegt unter: ,

In Claude Berri’s film Jean de Florette, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol, a city-dweller inherits a plot of land in fabulous Provence. Jean, played by Gérard Dépardieu, moves there with his wife ...

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The Migrants/ Die Ausgewanderten

Veröffentlicht von Walter Grond | | abgelegt unter: ,

At the first European Literature Days in 2009, Jürgen Ritte, a literary scholar at the Sorbonne Paris, responded in answer to the question “Is there a European literature?” – “No and yes. Yes. Of ...

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