Nora Bossong Surprise Disco Lights!

Nora Bossong visited the Goethe-Institut Nairobi in March 2018 for a public German-Kenyan  author exchange with acclaimed Kenyan writer Yvonne Owuor. The two read from their respective works and discussed current trends in literature.

In Kenya I was surprised by…
the disco lights in city buses.
 
In Nairobi I was reminded of Berlin by...
the grey skies, currently.

A particular beautiful experience during my visit were…
the meetings and talks, lively, enlightening and incredibly nice.

My favorite dish in Kenya is…
not a dish, but great coffee at the Pointzero cafe.
 
My motto of life is…
I only have mottos for novels.

 

Nora Bossong, born 1982 in Bremen, studied in Berlin, Leipzig and Rome. She writes lyrics, novels and essays, for which she has received numerous awards, including the Peter Huchel Prize, the Kunstprei Berlin and the Roswitha Prize. Most recently, her novels Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (2012) and °36,9 Grad (2015) and her feature Rotlicht (2017) were published by Hanser Verlag. In autumn 2018, the poetry book Kreuzzug mit Hund will be published by Suhrkamp Verlag.

Nora Bossong © Rabea Edel