Juli 2017


Lesung: Ali. Ein Roman von Hussein Yassin

Mittwoch 19.07.2017 Einlass 19:00, Beginn 19:30 | Seminarraum 1

Eintritt: frei

Veranstalter/-in: Werkstatt der Kulturen
Kurator/-in: Viola Shafik


Ali. Ein Roman von Hussein Yassin

Zur Geschichte eines Palästinensers im Widerstand gegen Franco


Volunteers from many countries fought in the Spanish civil war, most of them on the Republican side. About 32,000 men and women fought in the “International Brigades”. From George Orwell to Ernest Hemingway, literature has shed some light on European and American individuals and groups who left everything behind and risked their lives on
Spanish soil in a global fight against fascism. But little has been said about volunteers from other parts of the world.

Ali - A Story Of A Decent Man” is a novel by Hussain Yassin that follows the life of a Palestinian communist for whom the fight against Spanish fascism in Madrid, Zaragoza and the Sierra Nevada was the same as the one against French and
British imperialism in Damascus, Jerusalem and Bagdad. And he was not alone. 

From peasant to freedom fighter to party member to international volunteer, Ali’s story as told by Yassin is an expressionist painting of the times with details swinging between a moving Spain and a moved Palestine.


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