With the titles „Willkommen in Kanakistan” (welcome to Kanakistan) and „Kanakistan 2.0“, Taudy Pathmanathan and Tamer Düzyol have accomplished to shake up the cultural scene of Erfurt, Thuringia. From 2016 to 2017 the two of them have organized a stage for readings, poetry, workshops and lots of discussions with a focus on (post)migrant narratives. We have invited them to join our stage with their current project “Haymatlos” – a book with collected poetry from various writers, who are processing their own experiences with identity, migration and racism.
The kick off for Haymatlos came with a poem, that was written by a visitor of the “Kanakistan”-events. It was followed by a “Call for Poems” in January 2018 and the idea to fund the project with a crowdfunding campaign. The book is going to be published in October 2018, by edition assemblage and just in time to be discussed and read on the CLINCH Festival!