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Special Edition: Meltem Halaceli interviews Fatma Aydemir

  • February 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
  • Pages Book Store Cafe Amsterdam
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Talking Books #5 special edition: Meltem Halaceli interviews Fatma Aydemir Pages Bookstore Café is proud to present German writer Fatma Aydemir in a special edition of Talking Books. Fatma Aydemir’s debut novel Elbows (Ellebogen, Uitgeverij Signatuur) is an unrelenting coming-of-age story about Hazal Akgündüz, age seventeen, growing up in a migrant neighborhood of Berlin. Through Hazal we feel and live the reality of the other Germany: a reality where you don’t belong, that never allows you any favors. A reality where there is no space for pity or remorse. A reality from which there is no escape. The book painfully confronted Germany with a new uncompromising literary voice. Fatma Aydemir has the power to let you live the life of her tragic hero. Fatma Aydemir (Karlsruhe 1986) studied German and American studies in Frankfurt. She lives in Berlin and works as an editor of both German and Turkish online-edition newspaper taz. Dutch writer Meltem Halaceli will interview her. Meltem Halaceli studied Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She wrote a book about her Ottoman-Arab grandfather who was a soldier during WW-I. (De vergeten geschiedenis van mijn grootvader Sulayman Hadj, Atheneum & Polak – Van Gennep)
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