Wed, 28 Jun|
HOMELANDS, NIGHTMARES, GOOD IMMIGRANTS. ESSAYS IN DIALOGUE
Panel Discussion with editors and authors of "Your Homeland Is Our Nightmare" - a German, and recently translated, essay collection that opposes the idea of “Heimat” - homeland - and comments on how Germany “others” an entire segment of its population.
Time & Location
28 Jun 2023, 19:00 – 20:20
London, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2PH, UK
About the Event
In 2019, Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum (Your Homeland is Our Nightmare) was published to much acclaim in Germany. The essay collection, edited by Fatma Aydemir and Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, is a manifesto which opposes the idea of “Heimat” – homeland – and an outlet for 14 contemporary authors to comment on how Germany “others” an entire segment of its population. Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum was in turn inspired by 2016's The Good Immigrant. This anthology, edited by Nikesh Shukla, explored themes such as race, identity, and immigration in a UK context. An American sequel was published in 2017, edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. While much has happened in Germany and the UK since the publication of these two essay collections, the questions and topics addressed by both sets of authors are as pertinent as ever. To mark the recent English translation of Eure Heimat... entitled Your Homeland is Our Nightmare, we are bringing together the editors and authors of both anthologies for the first time. The books have always been in dialogue with one another, and now we present an in-person dialogue between Fatma Aydemir, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, Nikesh Shukla, Musa Okwonga and Chimene Suleyman (tbc). The panel discussion will be moderated by Leila Essa. BSL interpreting will accompany the discussion, supported by DAAD Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Hamburg (Center for international Cultural Education) and the University of Cambridge.
Language: English Price: £5, free for library members & language students
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