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

Damon Galgut: The Promise

Portrait Damon Galgut
Damon Galgut [© Michaela Verity]

Set against the backdrop of South Africa’s political transition, this novel relishes in bitter satire as it tells the story of the white Swart family, who once promised their longtime servant, a black woman, a house and land of her own. Awarded the 2021 Booker Prize, »It’s all in here: fate, death, loss, right down to a kind of catharsis at the end that leaves a spark of hope« [DLF Kultur].

Moderation: Anne-Dore Krohn
Speaker: Frank Arnold
Language: English
Interpreters: Lilian Astrid Geese, Silvia Schreiber