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Karen Köhler: Miroloi
Roter Salon

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Book launch

Moderator: Maria Christina Piwowarski

A village, an island, an entire world: Karen Köhler's first novel catapults us directly into the head of a young woman who grows up as a foundling in a sealed-off community. Men call the shots, women aren't allowed to read, tradition and holy laws are a burden on everything. What happens in such a village when an outsider takes a stand against all the rules? When they learn the subjunctive and how to read in secret, form friendships and alliances, fall in love and finally receive a name? Full of devotion, curiosity and rage against her circumstances, Miroloi tells the story of a young woman that rebels: against the structure of her world and for freedom.

Irrepressible and delicate, this book could take place in any place or time. A grand novel, in which every detail stings and shines – and the moving story of an entire life, not that far from here.

In cooperation with the bookshop Ocelot and the publishing house Hanser

The event is supported by funds from the Grenzgänger support program. Grenzgänger is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung that is carried out in cooperation with Literarisches Colloquium Berlin e.V.

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