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

Shehan Karunatilaka: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Colombo, Sri Lanka, in the early 1990s: Maali, a war photographer, wakes up one morning in the afterlife. He has no idea who killed him in the middle of the civil war and why. To find out, he has seven days left. And he wants to tell two people close to him where the negatives of explosive photos are hidden that will stir Sri Lanka and show the world what is happening here. »The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida«, translated into German by Hannes Meyer, was awarded the 2022 Booker Prize.

Read by Komi Togbonou.

Hosted by Barbara Wahlster.

The event is in English.