Michael Götting reading from his novel Contrapunctus

Monday, October 26, 5:00-6:30 pm, ICC 462

For more information on the novel, please visit here.

Michael Götting’s recent novel Contrapunctus (2015) is set in Berlin in 2002 and depicts the lives of four Afro-German protagonists in the early years of the Berlin Republic.  It shows the effects of resurging nationalism and racism on their relationships, their struggle to maintain their bonds, and a pervasive sense of disconnectedness. It is “a polyphonic, wild journey through the life of its Afro-German protagonists and the collective consciousness of the Berlin Republic.”

Michael Götting is an author, journalist and curator. He writes for ZEIT ONLINE, Deutschlandfunk and the Tagesspiegel. At the Theater Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin he curated an events series around the anniversary of the so-called Congo Conference of 1884, as well as the symposium Decolonize Bodies! Minds! Perceptions! As a docent, he teaches writing workshops for Schools without Racism – Schools with Courage, the Friedrich-Elbert Foundation, and the archive of Youth Cultures. 

Contrapunctus cover

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