Since their arrival in Europe, 14 to 18 year old refugees from Afghanistan and Iran have started writing poetry and working with a group of mentors around Spiegel journalist (and Afghanistan correspondent) Susanne Koelbl. The compose verses about mortal fear, foreignness and longing, allowing insight into the experience of war, becoming a refuge and meeting Germans.Photo: medico
The Poetry Project will perform at the the venue of medico international, a German medical aid organisation also working in Afghanistan – on the occasion of medico’s 50Th founding anniversary.
Their poems will be read in German translation by Ilija Trojanow. AAN’s Thomas Ruttig will provide information about the current situation in Afghanistan.
Introduction by Thomas Gebauer (medico).
The event will be musically accompanied by the Hamnawa Band, consisting Afghan refugees living in Frankfurt.
“Under the Rubble of War”
28 April 2018 Frankfurt/Main
More information in German here
This article was last updated on 9 Mar 2020