Marguerite Abouet: Akissi–Auf die Katzen, fertig los! & Akissi–Die Königin der Nervensägen – fully booked! –

23. internationales literaturfestival berlin

In September, Berlin will become the capital of literature: 140 authors from over 40 countries are expected to attend the 23. internationales literaturfestival berlin. From September 6–16, 130 events will take place. Literature enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet their favorite authors and discover exciting new voices during readings and presentations.

The festival section International Children‘s and Young Adult Literature presents a wide variety of readings and workshops. Young readers are introduced to remarkable international books – outstanding in both creative expression and in their courageous portrayal of current and timeless topics.

Marguerite Abouet: Akissi–Auf die Katzen, fertig los! & Akissi–Die Königin der Nervensägen

Discussion, Reading, Picture Book Cinema, Q&A
Akissi, a daring and cheerful whirlwind, lives in the Ivorian city of Abidjan. With her head full of ideas, one adventure follows the other. For instance, once, Akissi’s monkey Boubou almost ends up in the cooking pot – another time she is chased by cats. The comic, set in a realistic city environment, tells of hilarious situations in a child’s every day life. At the same time, social problems are not ignored, and universal parent-child- and sibling relationships are depicted with a loving, mischievous wink.

The event will be held in German and French language.
Hosted by Philip Geisler.
Read by Kathleen Gallego Zapata.
Interpreter: Milena Adam.

Text by Marguerite Abouet.
Illustrations by Mathieu Sapin.
Translation by Ulrich Pröfrock.

Recommended for grades 1 to 3.

Further info on the event


Young Program 2023
Overview as PDF

Program 2023 (Evening Program)


Monday, September 11
Start: 9:30 am
Tickets // Fully booked