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Flooding Africa

Literaturhaus Basel

Lovis follows the trail of the Swiss engineer Bruno Siegwart around the Mediterranean: Marseille, Gibraltar, Sicily and back in the 1930s. Siegwart had devoted his life to the gigantic Altantropa project. The inventor of this utopia, the German architect Herman Sörgel, wanted to lower the Mediterranean to create electricity for Europe. Based on Siegwart´s thousand-page manuscript, the novel tells of much more than just a megalomaniacal utopia.

The Supporting Act Readings offer young authors a stage on which to read their texts in front of established authors, in a way similar to supporting acts in music.

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