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Tanja Dückers, Spielzone Berlin-Lesung und Gespräch
November 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies.
This presentation will be held in German.
Tanja Dückers is an award-winning author, literary scholar, journalist, and activist. She has published 18 books, among others her first novel, Spielzone (Zone for Play, 1999), which depicts the adventures of young people exploring post-Iron Curtain life in Berlin. Apart from prose works, she has published essay volumes, books of poetry, children’s books and plays. Articles have appeared in publications such as Die Zeit, Spiegel, taz, Jungle World, and National Geographic. Dückers is an active member of Amnesty International, the international PEN, the Christa-Wolf-Foundation, ver.di (a German trade union), Slow Food and the Berlin-based refugee-support-group, WIR MACHEN DAS (“we’re doing it”), and of Weiter Schreiben (“Write On”-a project for authors, who are seeking asylum). She also founded her own chocolate brand, “Preussisch süß – Berliner Stadtteilschokolade”.
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