• Fri, 16. June 2023
  • 10:30 - 12:30
  • Innsbruck City Library

Book presentation: Innsbruck reads escape stories

"We saw no red light. We saw no land, no moon, no stars. Only water. High waves. Storm!", writes Elyas Jamalzadeh in the Innsbruck reads book Freitag ist ein guter Tag zum Flüchten (Zsolnay, 2022) about his journey to Austria.
How can experiences made on the run be put into words? What options do refugees have and choose? The two authors Elyas Jamalzadeh and Andreas Hepp talk about this with the experts Helga Ramsey-Kurz (Institute of English Studies, University of Innsbruck) and Andreas Oberprantacher (Institute of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck).
Moderation: Michelle Köttler and Anna Ludwig, (Literature students, University of Innsbruck)
Seat reservations - only remaining places available: +43 512 5360 5700

Elyas Jamalzadeh's Afghan parents were already living in Iran when he was born. He was born a refugee. in 2014, he made the dangerous journey to Europe. A journey that is almost impossible to survive is described here with impressivedruimmediacy. The fact that Jamalzadeh has never lost his sense of humor and ambition helps him to arrive in a foreign country. He learns German, starts an apprenticeship and falls in love.
Elyas Jamalzadeh, born in Tehran as the child of Afghan war refugees. According to his mother, it was snowing on the day he was born. He fled to Austria with his parents in 2014/15 and began an apprenticeship as a hairdresser.
Andreas Hepp, born in 1996 in Wels, studied German language and literature and now works as a German teacher at a private school in Linz

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