Yadé Kara

© Michael Maeyer
© Michael Maeyer
Yadé Kara

Readings

Selam Berlin


Erzurum Atatürk Üniversitesi Kültür Merkezi Mavi Salon
14.10.2009, 14:00

Erzurum İl Halk Kütüphanesi
16.10.2009, 14:00



Biography

Yadé Kara, who was born in Cayirli, Turkey, in 1965, studied English and German literature and has worked as an actress, teacher, manager and journalist in Berlin, London, Istanbul and Hong Kong. Today she lives in Berlin. For her novel Selam Berlin, which was published in 2003, she received the German Book Prize in 2004 in the category “Best Debut”, as well as the Adelbert Chamisso Promotional Award. Selam Berlin has been translated into several languages and enjoys wide popularity; for example, it is assigned reading in Italian schools.

Bibliography

  • Cafe Cyprus, 2008
  • Selam Berlin, 2003

Selam Berlin

This is the story of nineteen-year-old Hasan, who together with his family has shuttled back and forth for years between the Bosphorus and the Spree River, which runs through Berlin. On the day the Berlin Wall falls, he decides to leave Istanbul behind and return to Berlin for good. This is a breathtaking tragicomic novel full of colorful characters and episodes from both East and West. It’s about growing up, friendship, the search for the love of one’s life, betrayal and identity. And it’s a cosmopolitan book that exposes clichés and destroys them.

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