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ilb 2023 | Against Distorted Realities: Ibtisam Azem’s Magical Realism

Sep 11, 2023 | 07:30 PM
Ibtisam Azem

Ibtisam Azem
Image Credit: © Ephrem Kossaify

With Ibtisam Azem

Two friends live in Tel Aviv in the same apartment building: the journalist Ariel is of Jewish background, the cameraman Alaa of Palestinian background. One day, all the Palestinians suddenly disappear from the country. What Ariel is left with is a notebook with the life story of Alaa’s grandmother. In The Book of Disappearance, Ibtisam Azem creates a magical-realistic setting where Palestinians struggle to maintain their memories and life experiences against Israel’s erasure.

Moderation: Sanabel Abdelrahman

Language: English

Tickets & Further Information 

The event is part of the special programme Echo. Echo: Magical Echoes at the international literature festival berlin 2023. The series is a cooperation between the "Temporal Communities" Cluster of Excellence and the ilb.

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2023 | 07:30 PM

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin