Literature Reading: The Blind Side of the Heart

Literature Reading
Thursday, 23rd February 2012, 6.00 pm
Goethe-Institut Library
+254 (0) 20 222 4640

The public reading series“Stories Spoken” is dedicated to introducing contemporary German literature in English translation to the Kenyan audience.

Amid the chaos of civilians fleeing west in a provincial German railway station in 1945, Helene has brought her seven-year-old son with her. Having survived with him through the horrors and deprivations of the war years, she abandons him at the station platform and never returns.

This is a tale of hope, loneliness and love; of a life lived in terrible times; the story of a family, an era, and a fascinating woman.

Excerpts from the novel will be read in English and German byNgwatilo Mawiyoo and Susan Nadolny respectively.


Author: Faith Oneya

Lover of the written and spoken word.

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