Weiter Schreiben Mondial

Dünnes Eis

Living and writing in war and crisis zones


Arabic /  Belarusian /  French /  With German translation /  With English translation /  Persian /  Portuguese /  Russian / 

Books standing in a row, which runs diagonally through the image. Two hands are raised in the foreground and background, trying to touch each other.

For authors from repressive regimes, being able to continue writing is essential for survival, but often life-threatening. Writers from Afghanistan, Egypt, Angola, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, South Sudan and Syria experience that the situation, even in exile, can break at any time. Ten authors from the project “Weiter Schreiben Mondial”, in which texts and correspondence by authors from the above-mentioned countries are published, talk about borders and freedom and about attributions that need to be questioned. The project carries literary exchange beyond European borders and connects authors living in war and crisis zones with exiled authors in Germany.


16:00–17:00 | Panel 1
With Lina Atfah (Syria/Wanne-Eickel), Rasha Azab (Egypt) and Dima Albitar Kalaji (Syria/Berlin)
Moderator: Caroline Assad, translation: Günter Orth

17:30 –19:00 | Panel 2
With Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu (Eritrea/Munich), Sabina Brilo (Belarus) and Zmicier Vishniou (Belarus)
Moderator: Iryna Herasimovich, translation: Irina Bondas

19:30–20:30 | Panel 3
With Cintia Gonçalves (Angola), Mariam Meetra (Afganistan/Berlin) and  Ali Abdollahi (Iran)
Moderator: Ana Sobral, translation: Jutta Himmelreich & Barbara Mesquita


  • Past
    Sun 27.11.2022, 16:00 / HAU1

1st part 16:00 – 17:00: Arabic with German translation
2nd part 17:30 – 19:00: Russian/Belarusian and French with English translation
3rd part 19:30 – 21:00: Portuguese and Dari with German translation


An event by “Weiter Schreiben Mondial” in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. “Weiter Schreiben Mondial” is a project of WIR MACHEN DAS, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.


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