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

They Will Drown In Their Mothers’ Tears

A terrorist attack on a comic book store in central Gothenburg sets the stage for poet, writer, and playwright Anyuru’s dystopian novel, for which he won the prestigious August Prize and the Per-Olov-Enquist-Award. Later, the perspective shifts to a Gothenburg of the future, where all Muslims must sign a special contract of loyalty to avoid being deported as enemies of the state. »Unlike Houellebecq, Anyuru does not look at Islam from the outside, but from the inside.« [SZ] The author participates remotely.

Event language: English


Friday, 2021-09-17