ilb 2023 | New Magical Realisms

Mi13Sep18:00Mi19:00ilb 2023 | New Magical RealismsWith Ibtisam Azem, Bora Chung, and Shehan KarunatilakaVeranstaltungsartGespräch

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


Who actually decides where reality ends and the magic begins? Authors Ibtisam Azem, Bora Chung, and Shehan Karunatilaka, whose award-winning texts play with elements of magical realism, discuss the genre’s legacy: Where does the tendency to exoticize the magical come from? In conversation, they sound out what criticism of an often-absurd reality resonates in their stories, what desires are expressed in the supernatural, and how helpful »magical realism« is as a label on the book market today.

Moderation: Ana Rocio Jouli

Language: English

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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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(Mittwoch) 18:00 - 19:00(GMT+02:00)

Haus der Berliner FestspieleSchaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin