24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

leaving atlanta

The 2002 debut novel by Tayari Jones, author of the New York Times bestsellers »An American Marriage« and »Silver Sparrow«, is now available in German. Told from the perspective of three fifth-graders ― Tasha, Rodney, and Octavia ― Jones tells of child murders in Atlanta, a series of murders that predominantly victimized black boys. Set in 1979, the novel depicts the impact of the crimes on the lives of the children and captures the mood of a city where fear and mistrust run rampant. Tayari Jones participates remotely.

Event language: English

The event will be streamed live.


Saturday, 2021-09-11