Abbas Khider: "Ohrfeige". Öffentliche Antrittslesung als Stadtschreiber der Stadt Mainz
Abbas Khider was born in 1973 in Bagdad. At the age of seventeen he was arrested for political activism. After being released, he fed Iraq in 1996 and stayed in various different countries with illegal refugee status. He has been living in Germany since 2000. He studied literature and philosophy in Munich and Potsdam. 2008 saw the publication of his debut novel Der falsche Inder, which was followed by Die Orangen des Präsidenten (2011) and Brief in die Auberginen-republik (2013). He is the recipient of several awards, most recently the Nelly Sachs Prize and the Hilde Domin Prize. Abbas Khider currently lives in Berlin. Read more on www.abbaskhider.com
A refugee walks into the alien registration officeto speak to the clerk in charge of his case for the last time. He is furious and has only one desire: that someone actually listens to him for ...
Literaturhaus München, Foyer,
2017 Stadtschreiber der Stadt Mainz
2017 Chamisso-Preis der Robert Bosch Stiftung