Tsitsi Dangarembga © Hannah Mentz

Der Literarische Salon mit Tsitsi Dangarembga

Veranstaltungsort: Schauspiel Köln, Depot 1, Schanzenstraße 6–20

Tsitsi Dangarembga is not only the first African to receive the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, she is also probably the most courageous of all the prize winners. Born in 1959 in Zimbabwe, she has always been a passionate advocate for democracy, emancipation and human rights. In May, after a three-year trial, the Supreme Court of her home country Zimbabwe acquitted her on all charges - a victory not only for freedom of expression, but also for world literature. For first and last, Dangarembga is a great writer who has created a monument of African literature with her Tambudzai trilogy. Having already made the Booker Prize short list, she was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in 2022, one of the most highly endowed literary prizes in the world. As if that were not enough, after studying at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, Dangarembga has also emerged as a filmmaker - her filmography includes no less than twenty titles. And she has just published the book of the hour in postcolonial discourse with her essay "Black and Woman." So much to talk about with Tsitsi Dangarembga, so much to ask, so much to admire. And because we suspect how great the interest will be in Cologne, we are once again moving from Stadtgarten to Depot 1 of Schauspiel Köln. Anja Laïs will read. Kristian Lutze will interpret the conversation.
An event in cooperation with Voices of Africa.

"You, Tsitsi Dangarembga, have managed to bring a society so close to us that, although it is not completely understandable to us, we can relate it to ourselves, to ourselves and our own shortcomings." Karin Schmidt-Friderichs // Greeting Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Thu, 14.12.2023
Word Highlight!

Tsitsi Dangarembga (author), Navid Kermani (host, moderation), Guy Helminger (host, moderation), Anja Laïs (reader), Kristian Lutze (translation)


Outside of house Start 19:30 Doors 19:00

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