Weiter Schreiben Mondial (Writing On – Mondial)
In our project Writing On – Mondial we publish texts and correspondence by authors from Egypt, Angola, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Iran and Ukraine.
The project carries literary exchange beyond European borders and connects authors living in war and conflict zones with authors in exile in Germany.
Writing On – Mondial successively publishes poems and stories by 24 authors from Egypt, Angola, Belarus, Burkina Faso and Iran. The authors are selected by curators from the respective countries, their texts are translated and illustrated and published in the original language and in German on our literary portal www.weiterschreiben.jetzt.
At the same time, these authors enter into a literary correspondence with authors in exile in Europe. For example, a Syrian author living in Berlin will exchange stories with an author from Burkina Faso, and an Angolan writer with an Eritrean author living in Munich on the topics of „freedom“ and „borders“.
All the authors come from war and conflict zones, but the political situations in the respective countries are very different. Some of the countries are current war zones, others have been for a long time and are still struggling with the consequences. Some of the authors had to leave their countries and are now suffering from the conditions of exile, others cannot continue to write in their countries uncensored or without danger and are threatened.
Writing On – Mondial is a project by WIR MACHEN DAS funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.