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Words Of Love And Hate: Misogyny Vs. Female Empowerment Roxane Gay: Difficult Women

»Difficult Women« combines more than twenty stories about a diverse set of women that reflect female realities. What unites the texts is the protagonists’ quest for independence, their ability to act and resilience. »One of the book’s greatest achievements is Gay’s psychological acuity.« [Washington Post] Together with Alice Hasters, author

Echo. Echo. Indigenous Voices Louise Erdrich: The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, tells in her Pulitzer Prize 2021 winning novel »The Night Watchman« how her grandfather carried the protest against the dispossession of Native Americans from rural North Dakota to Washington. »A masterful epic. After reading it, one is deeply

»literature Behind Bars « Jackie Thomae: Brüder

Mick and Gabriel are »Brothers«. But they don’t know each other or their father, who returned to Senegal after they were conceived. Jackie Thomae reads from her novel, which won the 2020 Düsseldorf Literature Prize, at the JVA for Women Lichtenberg. »How can you write about men so accurately and

William Ramsay

born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The saxophonist, composer, arranger and bandleader was driven into exile by the Apartheid regime in 1984. He studied music at Rhodes University in South Africa and at the California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles. In 1988 he settled in Berlin, where he founded the