In her recently published debut novel, Claire Hajaj tells the story of a fateful love – a Jewish woman whose family survived the Holocaust and a Palestinian whose family lost everything through the founding of the state of Israel fall in love and get married in London in the 1960s. Two seemingly irreconcilable worlds collide. As daughter of a Jewish mother and a Palestinian father, Claire Hajaj tells of this ordeal for a family with much empathy for both sides. "Ishmael’s oranges" is both a stirring novel about the author’s life story and a different perspective of the Middle East conflict.
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
Readings by Claire Hajaj and Ilja Richter will be followed by a discussion led by "Deutschlandradio Kultur" presenter Sigrid Brinkmann.
A cooperation with Blanvalet Publishers.
All events in the series "Words in the Garden" will be held in the Museum Garden (in bad weather in the Glass Courtyard). You will find cool drinks at the bar and shade from the sun under the plane trees in the museum garden. Admission is free.
An event as part of the Jewish Museum Berlin’s Cultural Summer Program for 2015.
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- 18 July 2015, 6 pm
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 BerlinSee location on map
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Events: Cultural Summer 2015 (9)
Cultural Summer 2015
Every year, the Jewish Museum Berlin invites visitors to its cultural summer program held in the Museum Garden from June to August.
Let's party in the Garden!
27 June 2015
Summer Party Launching the Cultural Summer Program
Words in the Garden: Ghetto Brother. A Story from the Bronx
4 July 2015
Reading and Live-Painting with Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering, and DJ Marc Hype
Jazz in the Garden: Defne Şahin
12 July 2015
The jazz musician and composer Defne Şahin takes her listeners on a musical journey - contemporary jazz
Words in the Garden: "Ismaels Orangen" (Ishmael's oranges)
18. July 2015
Reading with the Author Claire Hajaj and the Actor Ilja Richter
Jazz in the Garden: Itamar Erez & Yshai Afterman
26 July 2015
The guitarist and pianist Itamar Erez from Tel Aviv unites oriental music tradition, jazz, and flamenco - Middle Eastern jazz
Words in the Garden: SOCALLED solo
1 August 2015
Socalled has put together an exclusive solo program with rap and funk music.
Jazz in the Garden: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi & Hans Hartmann
9 August 2015
Konzert with Mohammad Reza Mortazavi and Hans Hartmann - Transcendental jazz
Jazz in the Garden: Cyminology
23 August 2015
Concert: The Berlin jazz quartet Cyminology combines Persian verse with contemporary jazz - Chamber-jazz.
Words in the Garden: "Istanbul war ein Märchen" (Istanbul was a fairytale)
5 September 2015
Reading with the Author Mario Levi and the Actress Türkiz Talay