LANGUAGE AS AN ISLAND OF FREEDOM
Fri. 21.10.2022, 19:00
The striving to break down prejudices, clichés and dogmas is the leitmotif of the program. The authors see the language as an island of freedom. In her writing, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi draws on oral storytelling traditions of the Muganda tribe, especially myths, legends, and popular proverbs that were discredited during the colonial era. Bachtyar Ali has lived in Germany for many years, but still writes in Sorani so that his "first language" does not die. Vamba Omar Sherif writes in English and Dutch, but draws inspiration from fairy tales from Liberia. Iris Hanika creates an experimental language in her latest novel.
Bachtyar Ali (Iraq/Germany)
Iris Hanika (Germany)
Vamba Omar Sherif (Liberia/Netherlands)
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Uganda/GB)
Music: Seydou Traoré (Burkina Faso/Austria) Moderation: Wolfgang Popp Reading in German: Ninja Reichert Interpreters: requested
An event by ISOP - Innovative Sozialprojekte GmbH and Forum Stadtpark
In cooperation with:
aai - Afro-Asian Institute Graz | Kindermuseum FRida & freD | Kulturvermittlung Steiermark | Lichtungen
The transnational Graz Literature Days, taking place this year for the second time, define themselves as a crossroads of literature, but also as a meeting point of languages and world ideas. Flight, exile, nationalism, colonialism and war will be dealt within the literary texts. Poetry, authorship and diasporic dimensions will be discussed in talks. Vision and propaganda as key concepts explore the close connection between symbolic representation and literature. The transnational Graz Literature Days, or WELTWORTREISENDE, take into account the multinationality and polyphony of Graz, a suburb of Lubumbashi.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila & Robert Reithofer
HISTORY AND ITS WITNESSES
Thu. 20.10.2022, 19:00
ISOP, DREIHACKENGASSE 2, 8020 GRAZ
All authors come from different countries, do not write in the same language and do not belong to the same generation. Their literary universes can be read as detailed sites of memory in search of historical truth and justice. In addressing slavery, colonialism, and wars as central themes, the vocation as writer:in merges with the work of historian:in. Writing becomes a need, an obsessive necessity; an anthem against memory loss, the instrumentalization of history, and forgetting.
Sofia Andrukhovych (Ukraine)
Dževad Karahasan (Bosnia/Austria)
In Koli Jean Bofane (DR Congo/Belgium)
Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia/USA)
Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin (Sudan/France/Austria)
Tribute to Gloria Naylor (USA; 1950-2016)
Music: Seydou Traoré (Burkina Faso/Austria) Moderation: Wolfgang Popp Reading in German: Ninja Reichert Interpreter: Alexandra Marics, Mariya Donska
WORLD WORD TRAVELERS CHILDREN
Sat. 22.10.2022, from 13:00
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM GRAZ
FRIEDRICHGASSE 34, 8010 GRAZ
All over the world, people prepare dough from flour, water and salt and top it in different ways. At the Children's Museum Frida & freD in Graz, you can top pizza and flatbread dough according to your taste and learn what goes on the dough all over the world.
Workshops for children from 5 years.
PLEASE NOTE: Start times at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 respectively.
Registration is absolutely necessary: 0316 872 7700.