Sabaa Tahir: All My Rage

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.

Sabaa Tahir: All My Rage

Discussion, Reading, Q&A
Until their fight, Salahudin and Noor were best friends. Both wanted to escape their California desert town, where they face xenophobia on a daily basis, as soon as possible. But Salahudin worries about his parents’ health and maintaining the family motel, while Noor must work in her vicious uncle’s liquor store and is secretly applying to college. A powerful novel about the value of friendship, about new love, old regrets, and forgiveness.

The event is in English.
Hosted by Elnathan John.

Text by Sabaa Tahir.
Translation by Claudia Max.

Recommended for grades 9 to 12.

To kick off the event, Aline Hafermaas [winner of the Treffen junger Autor*innen] will read her text Mikroereignisse.

Further info on the event

Young Program 2023
Overview as PDF

Program 2023 (Evening Program)



Friday, September 8
Start: 9:30 am