Wu Ming-Yi: The Man with the Compound Eyes

Portrait Wu Ming-Yi
Wu Ming-Yi [© privat]

In a world where trees can walk, deer turn into goats, and a giant garbage whirlpool drifts through the sea off Taiwan’s coast, an indigenous youth meets a jaded academic. The writer and environmental activist Wu Ming-Yi is considered one of Taiwan’s most important voices. Now, for the first time, one of his novels has been made available in German translation. »A lyrical ode to loneliness, slow destruction and the fragile bonds that keep us all above water.« [NPR]

Moderation: Kylie Crane
Speaker: Johannes Fiederling
Language: Chinese, German