Christian Duda (Austria, Germany) – Gar nichts von allem – Discussion and reading

Sep 06, 2017 09:30 am
International Children's and Youth Literature
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Main Stage
Price 8 Euro / reduced 6 / pupils 3

Germany, the 1970s: 11-year-old Magdi attends the same high school as his two older siblings, but his life is anything but ordinary. His family lives by two rules only: don’t stand out and always be better than everyone else – and anyone who doesn’t follow them has to answer to their hot-tempered father. In diary entries, Magdi speaks of his everyday life – everything from his admiration for the boxer Muhammed Ali to what it means to grow up with an Arabic father and German mother. GAR NICHTS VON ALLEM is an outstanding children’s book about familial pressures, societal expectations and the struggle to find one’s own way in the world. Christian Duda, the author, is a first-time guest of the ilb and will be presenting GAR NICHTS VON ALLEM for the first time in Berlin. “A jewel” (Heike Brillmann-Ede, Eselohr).


In German | Classes 5-7 | Booking number: 0602

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