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
bl@nairobi.goethe.org

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.

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Author: Faith Oneya

Lover of the written and spoken word.

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