Pajtim Statovci: Crossing

Lesung I internationales literaturfestival berlin

Bujar’s father is dying, and his friend Agir is beaten up for wearing women’s clothing. Together, the two young men leave their home country of Albania. The search for a better future is also the search for a new identity. »The brutal beauty of ›Crossing‹ comes from its almost cellular understanding of belonging and exclusion, love and cruelty.« [The Guardian]

The conversation will be held in English.

The author reads from the original novel in Finnish. The speaker reads from the German translation.

Literatures of the World
Host Toby Ashraf
Speaker Tucké Royale
Price 10 Euros / reduced 6