A Jewish mother reveals all
Reading and Discussion with Adriana Altaras as Part of the New German Stories Series
After her acclaimed debut Titos Glasses (2011), which tells the story of her parents in former Yugoslavia, Adriana Altaras own family is the focus in her second novel – there is the elder son David, who would like to be Israeli and provokes his Westphalian father with the words "Hey, Doitscha", the younger son who loves churches and believes that he was swapped at birth – and she herself, who as mother is caught between two stools.
Adriana Altaras describes identity and religious conflicts with humor and paints a polyphonic portrait of the Jewish-German present.
Moderated by Yasemin Shooman
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19 May 2015, 7 pm