Issue III/2020 - A story goes around the world

A story goes around the world (Issue III/2020)




A literary and a visual journey

a gallery by Elisabeth Moch

Eight authors, six continents, one narrative - and one illustrator to bring each chapter of the story to life.

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Editorial

“Literature always helps”

by Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

Our editor-in-chief takes a look at the current issue.

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Cultural spots

The Suicide Cliff in Hongkong

by Fabian Weiss

Hiking is a popular recreational sports in China's special administrative region.

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Topic: A story goes around the world

A story goes around the world (chapter 1 of 8)

by Serhij Zhadan

During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 1.

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A story goes around the world (chapter 2 of 8)

by Mathias Énard

During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 2.

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A story goes around the world (chapter 3 of 8)

by Tope Folarin

During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 3.

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A story goes around the world (chapter 4 of 8)

by Glenn Diaz

During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 4.

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A story goes around the world (chapter 5 of 8)

by Patricia Grace

During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 5.

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A story goes around the world (chapter 6 of 8)

by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 6.

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A story goes around the world (chapter 7 of 8)

by Claudia Piñeiro

During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 7.

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World report

A big step backwards

by Shi Ming

Cultural relations between China and the West have been steadily expanded over decades. But under Xi Jinping the dialogue has ground to a standstill. Are we about to wind back the clock?

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In Europe

Green Visions

by Matthias Lauerer

Barack Obama's former environmental advisor is building a high-tech village in the Netherlands.

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World report

From the underground

by Kai Schnier

Dog-fighting rings, sex clubs, Kurdish street fighters: the photographer Çağdaş Erdoğan documents people in lawless spaces, far beyond the control of the Turkish government.

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Theory

Tragic heroes

by Preti Taneja

Great Britain was among the epicentres of the Corona pandemic. As it gathered pace, the crisis revealed a latent racism within the health system.

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In practice

In our own hands

by Leonie Düngefeld

The NGO Ketaaketi is breaking new ground in development work. Its success derives from the autonomy and initiative of the people in the three countries it operates in.

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A phone call with …

Should we really go on holiday this summer?

commented by Sibylle Berg

If it is ok from a medical and virological viewpoint, we should definitely take a vacation.

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Books

The subtle differences

by Manuela Lenzen

What makes a person human? The behavioural scientist Michael Tomasello compares humans with apes. His new book focuses early development in the first years of life and finds: they are like us!

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“Make globalisation fairer”

an interview with Thomas Piketty

A conversation with the economist and author about redistribution and the potential which lies in the pandemic.

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