TRADUKI. Literature from South-East Europe

  • TRADUKI. Literature from South-East Europe
    The countries of Southeast Europe present their literature and authors to the public

Poetics of Nonbelonging. Authors from Southeast Europe

In Leipzig, the TRADUKI literary network will be presenting contemporary literature from Southeast Europe in German translation. However, also Southeast European authors who write in German or English will be part of the programme. The extensive TRADUKI programme in 2024 is dedicated to the feeling of nonbelonging, which will be reflected in the topics of the 20 events in different ways. The motto of the programme is Poetics of Nonbelonging. Authors from Southeast Europe. At the fair, TRADUKI can be found in its own TRADUKI Kafana (Hall 4, D403) and at two events at the Café Europa. Literature and music will come together at the traditional Balkan Night at UT Connewitz on Saturday evening, 23th March 2024.

Balkan Film Week

The Balkan Film Week from 4th to 7th March 2024 will once again get Leipzig audiences in the mood for Southeast Europe. Spread over four days, films that focus on the topic of resilience will be presented. As in previous years, the programme has been curated by Marija Katalinić. All film screenings will take place at UT Connewitz. Admission is free.

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The sixth edition of Balkan Film Week will showcase nine films. Spread over four days, they will be presenting documentaries, features and shorts that focus on the topic of resilience. The programme, curated by Marija Katalinić, will include the opening film „Between Revolutions“ by Vlad Petri (and a pre-recorded Q&A with the director), Smirna Kulenović’s „Our Family Garden“, Stephan Komandarev’s „Blaga’s Lessons“ and „Kangë e Defa: Female Rhapsody in Kosovo“, directed by Vincent Moon and Fatime Kosumi, and many other great films. The Balkan Film Week is a cinematic “introduction” to the TRADUKI literary programme at Leipzig Book Fair, which will run from 21 to 24 March. Marija Zidar’s „Reconciliation“ and the other selected films therefore “foreshadow” themes in the 2024 literary programme. However, ties can also be found to the past: „Between“ Revolutions was co-written by Lavinia Braniște, who has been part of the Leipzig Book Fair programme on several occasions, and Fatime Kosumi is better known as ANDRRA, the Balkannacht 2019 musical act.

Das Schriftlogo von Traduki "traduki" in blauer Schrift auf weißem Hintergrund.

Joint commitment with history

The Traduki network is a project of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, German Federal Foreign Office, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Austrian Association of Translators IG Übersetzerinnen Übersetzer (Literaturhaus Wien) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of the Republic of Austria, Goethe Institut, S. Fischer Foundation, Slovenian Book Agency, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Social Affairs and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Cultural Foundation Liechtenstein, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Culture of Romania, Ministry for Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Montenegro, Leipzig Book Fair, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.

S. Fischer Stiftung, Berlin, Antje Contius, Angelika Salvisberg

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