18.10.2017

World literature comes to GIZ – a reading by Rosa Yassin Hassan

Wir freuen uns auf Rosa Yassin Hassan, die unter anderem aus ihrem noch unveröffentlichten Roman „Ein tödliches Erbe namens Erinnerung“ lesen wird.

We look forward to welcoming Rosa Yassin Hassan, who will read extracts from her works, including her upcoming novel ‘Ein tödliches Erbe namens Erinnerung’ (A fatal legacy called memory).

In 2011, protests began in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Before long, this had turned into a civil war that still rages in the country today. Syrian author and human rights activist Rosa Yassin Hassan has experienced first-hand what it is like when your home is no longer safe. The theme of displacement plays a key role in her works.

Rosa Yassin Hassan was born in Damascus in 1974 and has been living with her son in Germany since 2012. Her novels ‘Wächter der Lüfte’ (Guardian of the skies) and ‘Ebenholz’ (Ebony) have been translated into German and give a multifaceted insight into life, culture and the revolution in Syria. Her involvement in politics and commitment to women’s rights extends beyond her books, and she is co-founder of the Syrian association Frauen für Demokratie (Women for democracy).

The readings will be given in Arabic and German, with translator Larissa Bender presenting the German texts. Dietmar Kanthak, head of the arts section of the General-Anzeiger Bonn newspaper, will chair the event.

Venue / time

Rosa Yassin Hassan
Oktober 18th 2017, from 6 pm
GIZ, Main Hall
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36, 53113 Bonn
Germany