Leselounge: Julya Rabinowich im Gespräch
15-year old Madina shares her fate with many refugee children: All of them are building bridges between their families and their new lives in the western world.
Where is Madina from? That doesn’t matter. She’s from everywhere and nowhere. And now she’s finally arrived in a country that promises safety. To her, it feels a lot like future here. But it is not as easy to gain a foothold for everyone in her family. Her father withdraws, and her mother falls silent. So it’s upon Madina to take action and to mediate between her family in the refugee hostel and the unfamiliar life on the outside. Torn between her parents, who won’t let go, and her desire to be a normal and accepted teenager, Madina has to take charge of her family’s fate. In this endeavor she meets Laura with whom she feels at home in this foreign land.