Divided We Write
30 November 2009, Lecture, Goethe-Zentrum Nicosia, 20.00 h
"Divided we write. German and Cypriot authors on their divided homelands"
Lecturer: Dr Holger Briel, Associate Professor, University of Nicosia
In 2008, Uwe Tellkamp took the German bestseller lists by storm with his 1000-page text "Der Turm" in which he describes the turmoil of intellectuals living in the former German Democratic Republic. Nora Nadjarian's texts, especially her very well received "Ledra Street" (2006) are poetically charting the results of living in another divided country, Cyprus.