Creative writing and performance workshop / Meeting with Gulraiz Sharif
Mahmoud is 15 and prepares for the most boring summer holiday of his life. But things turn out differently: his family is visited by Uncle Ji from Pakistan, who looks at Mahmoud’s world with new eyes. When his sibling Ali comes out as trans, a conflict arises between his family’s values and Mahmoud’s newfound ones. Sharif describes the mind shifts of a young adult with plenty of empathy, snot, and slang, navigating the readers humorously and wisely through the issues of immigration and queerness.
Facilitator: Pauline Westerbarkey
Text: Gulraiz Sharif
German translation: Meike Blatzheim, Sarah Onkels
for grades 8–10