08. Sep 20 o'clock
Adas Raum
Sharon Dodua Otoo, Nicole Golombek
The long-awaited first novel by Bachmann Prize winner Sharon Dodua Otoo: "Adas Raum" weaves the life stories of many women into a journey through the centuries and across continents. A surprising novel that tells of what it means to be a woman. Ada experiences the arrival of the Portuguese on the Gold Coast of the country that will one day become Ghana. Centuries later, she will look for a flat in Berlin for herself and her baby. In an exhibition catalogue, her eye catches a golden bracelet that has accompanied her through times and changes. Ada is many women, she lives many lives. She experiences the misery but also the happiness of being a woman, she is a victim, resists and fights for her independence.
Sharon Dodua Otoo, born 1972 in London, is a writer and political activist. She writes prose and essays and is the editor of the English-language book series ""Witnessed" (edition assemblage). Her first novellas "die dinge, die ich denke, während ich höflich lächeln" and "Synchronicity" were last published by S. Fischer Verlag in 2017. With "Herr Gröttrup setzt sich hin", she won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2016.
Nicole Golombek is an editor at Stuttgarter Zeitung and Stuttgarter Nachrichten, where she has been writing about theatre, literature, design and architecture since completing her studies in philosophy and literary studies.