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Two seconds of burning air

Literaturhaus Basel

The discussion will be in French with a German translation.

“I write from reality”, said the author in an interview. Here, reality is a suburb of Paris, a group of youngsters who have known each other forever and share everything, from small adventures to big grill parties and daily harassment by the police, who stop and search them, arrest them and subject them to massive intimidation. And then Samy, one of them, is shot and killed by the police. “A brilliant counter-narrative to the cliché of frustrated suburban youth. (…) She deanonymizes young people, gives them a face and a voice. And she shows how to survive violence.” (ARD, Titel, Thesen, Temperamente)

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Author: Diaty Diallo

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