23. ilb
06. – 16.09.2023

The Dragonfly Sea

In this »tradition­conscious and at the same time highly modern novel« [DLF Kultur], a young woman embarks on a search for herself. Raised as the daughter of a single mother on an island off Kenya, her path takes her to China and Turkey. Ayaana’s fate shows how complexly interwoven Islamic and African cultural traditions are. »A masterful novel about life amid East Africa’s tumultuous cultural and political ferment in the shadow of the American war on terror.« [Kirkus Review]

Event language: English