Rapatriés / Die Zurückgekehrten: French-German reading and talk with Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey


Friday, 19:30 – 21:30


The award-winning first novel of Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey tells the story of Belliqueuse Louissaint. When she attempts an illegal crossing of the Caribbean Sea from Haiti to the United States, the boat almost turns over and she loses her little son. She returns to Port-au-Prince and is forced to settle on a desolate land, reserved for all those unfortunates whose attempt to emigrate failed. The place is called Repatriated…

Lena Müller, translator of the novel and two-times winner of the International Literature Award of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt will read the German passages and answer questions according to the translation.

Moderation and translation: Anja Bandau, Professor at the Department of Romance Language of the University of Hanover and member of socare.

Lecture in cooperation with Antenne Métropole, German-French Network Hannover e.V.  and socare – Society of Caribbean Research e.V.


Entrance without Festivalpass:  advance booking: 8,70 € | box office: 10 € | with discount: 7 € | Hannover Aktiv Pass: 5 €