22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

Omar Akbar

Omar Akbar

Omar Akbar has been one of the most influential hosts of the “Reflections” programme of the international literature festival berlin since 2007. He has focused on the literary exploration of big cities and metropolises, and their specific urban character. In his series Urban Worlds – World Cities he talked with Natalia Klyucharova about Moscow, with Filip Florian about Bukarest, with György Dalos about Budapest, with Aleksandar Hemon about Sarajevo, with Alaa al-Aswani about Cairo, with Youssef Ziedan about Alexandria, with Samuel Shimon about Damascus and Beirut, with Helon Habila about Lagos, with Ivan Vladislavic about Johannesburg, with Norman J. Klein, D.J. Waldie and Wanda Coleman about Los Angeles, with Joe Conzo about the Bronx, with Meira Chand about Singapore, with Pankaj Mishra about Mumbai, with Atiq Rahimi about Kabul, with Steve Wasserman and Margarita Luna Pobles about the Mexican-Californian frontier region, and with Max Dudler about the architecture of libraries.