ilb 2023 | Against Distorted Realities

Mo11Sep19:30Mo21:00ilb 2023 | Against Distorted RealitiesIbtisam Azem’s Magical RealismVeranstaltungsartGespräch,Lesung

ilb 2023 Ibtisam Azem’s Magical Realism ilb 2023 New Magical Realisms Ibtisam Azem


Two friends live in Tel Aviv in the same apartment building: the journalist Ariel is of Jewish background, the cameraman Alaa of Palestinian background. One day, all the Palestinians suddenly disappear from the country. What Ariel is left with is a notebook with the life story of Alaa’s grandmother. In The Book of Disappearance, Ibtisam Azem creates a magical-realistic setting where Palestinians struggle to maintain their memories and life experiences against Israel’s erasure.

Moderation: Sanabel AbdelrahmanLanguage: EnglishTickets & Further Information The event is part of the special programme Echo. Echo: Magical Echoes at the international literature festival berlin 2023. The series is a cooperation between the “Temporal Communities” Cluster of Excellence and the ilb.

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