Global Encounters: Alaa Al-Aswani and Stefan Weidner

Lesung I internationales literaturfestival berlin

Alaa al-Aswani, a »successful contemporary author in the Arabic-speaking world« [NZZ], who is involved with the opposition movement »Kifaja«, will digitally meet with Islamic scholar, author, and translator Stefan Weidner, whose work has made a significant contribution to the dialogue between Western and Islamic culture. They will discuss the perspectives of literary texts in dealing with religious authorities, abuse of power, and social grievances.

In cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence 2020 TemporalCommunities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective.

The event will be held in English. It has been pre-recorded.

Literatures of the World
Admission free

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