Your Homeland Is Our Nightmare — translations

Good news for everybody that does not speak German: 8 texts from the anthology «Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum» are now translated into English. They are available for free at ‚TRANSIT‘ (A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World). 

I would recommend to read the introduction of two of the translators (Jon Cho-Polizzi and Michael Sandberg), because there are so many German words needing an explanation, like: ‚Mehrheitsgesellschaft‚, ‚Kanack_innen‚ or ‚Verbündete‚.

«We therefore humbly offer these English translations as a gesture of transatlantic, and indeed, global solidarity: “We” cannot be alone. For despite our current social distancing, we understand ourselves as operating in a time of equally unprecedented social connectivity, bound together in the pursuit of our commonalities, united in our shared experience, and resolute in our belief in an inclusive, radical diversity that transcends the boundaries of ability, gender, language, origin, religion, sexuality, or nation-state. From the shores of the Pacific Rim to the banks of the Spree and Danube Rivers and beyond, this ongoing collaboration represents a small piece of our common humanity.»

«Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum» was originally published from Ullstein Buchverlage in February 2019. This is actually no advertisement, just a recommendation from my heart. 🖤

  • Foreword to the Translations (Fatma Aydemir, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah / translated by: Jon Cho-Polizzi)
  • Visible (Sasha Marianna Salzmann / translated by: Lou Silhol-Macher)
  • Work (Fatma Aydemir / translated by: Be Schierenberg)
  • Trust (Deniz Utlu / translated by: Jon Cho-Polizzi)
  • Looks (Hengameh Yaghoobifarah / translated by: Jonas Teupert)
  • Privileges (Olga Grjasnowa / translated by: Allison García)
  • Food (Vina Yun / translated by: Thomas B. Fuhr and Wojtek Gornicki)
  • Gegenwartsbewältigung / Overcoming the Present (Max Czollek / translated by: Jon Cho-Polizzi)
  • Together (Simone Dede Ayivi / translated by: Michael Sandberg)


Picture: private @Kottbusser Tor/Berlin.
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