Talk / Reading / Discussion Sharon Dodua Otoo | The Women's Club Sydney

Sharon Dodua Otoo | WikiCommons | Credit: Heike Huslage-Koch Sharon Dodua Otoo | WikiCommons | Credit: Heike Huslage-Koch

Thu, 23.11.2023

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

The Women's Club (Sydney)

The award-winning novelist and political activist presents her latest book

Sharon Dodua Otoo is an award-winning novelist and political activist. She writes prose as well as essays, edits a books series and curates a literature festival. In 2016, she won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, a major international literary award. She has four children and lives in Berlin.

As an activist, Sharon Dodua Otoo is associated with several political associations, including the ‘Initiative Black People in Germany’ and the Black queer feminist ‘ADEFRA’. In 2022, she curated the Black German Language Literature Festival Resonances in cooperation with Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. 

In November 2023, Sharon Dodua Otoo will visit Australia for the first time, to present her debut novel Ada's Realm and to speak about her work. The kaleidoscopic novel spans generations and continents, revealing the connections between four women in their struggle for survival. It has been translated into many languages.

The Goethe-Institut and the University of Sydney are proud to co-present Sharon Dodua Otoo here in Australia. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to listen to and connect with this exceptional author and thinker:
  • Date: Thursday 23rd of November, 2023
    Venue: The Women's Club, Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    Time: 3.15-4.30pm
    Format: Talk / Book Presentation / Q&A
    Entry: $25 for TWC Members and with Goethe-Institut Code, $30 General Admission | TICKET LINK
Note: Directly before the event, from 12 noon, the Women’s Club invites you to have lunch from their a lá carte menu in the club's magnificent dining room. To arrange a lunch reservation, please email with your name, contact number, number of people and mention ‘Goethe’.