»Die Sonne, so strahlend und Schwarz«
Moderation: Nebou N'Diaye
Since their first encounter, Nova has been completely fascinated by Akoua. Her thoughts only revolve around this girl who lights up Nova's world with her radiance. It is love at first sight and the beginning of an exciting time full of first times. A new beginning that leaves no room for bitter memories. For Nova is happy and hardly thinks about what her mother, her little half-brother and she have experienced. But then the unimaginable happens and the pain returns... A multi-award-winning, powerful and surprising coming-of-age novel, a fast-paced verse novel with a queer, Black protagonist who finds the courage to look forward. Chantal-Fleur Sandjon's impressive and multi-award-winning work will be read for the first time by the author herself in Hamburg – a lyrical, political and luminous text for adults and young people alike. Chantal-Fleur Sandjon is an Afro-German author, editor, literary activist and diversity trainer. "The Sun, So Radiant and Black" was awarded the 2023 Vielfalter Literature Prize and the Kranichsteiner Youth Literature Scholarship. Also nominated for the German Youth Literature Award, DELIA Literature Award and the Wi(e)derworte Youth Book Award.
Admission is reduced for BIPoC* and queer** people (5 euros).
*BIPoC refers to Black, Asian, Indigenous and people who are racialised as "ethnic minorities" such as Roma, Sinti*zze, Jewish or Muslim people.
**Queer is a political self-designation of people who deviate from the social norm in terms of gender identity or sexual orientation and identify, for example, as trans, non-binary, inter, asexual, lesbian, bisexual or gay.
Please do not book a discounted ticket (at 5 euros) if you do not identify as such or as queer.