Sweat & Poetry

Finnish authors Harri Hertell and Katariina Vuorinen sit inside a mobile sauna near the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (in background at right), presenting spoken word poetry from Finland during the Frankfurt Bookfair.
(Photo taken Oct. 8)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie during her sold-out reading at the Literaturhaus in Frankfurt, May 12, starting her reading tour through Germany. She presented her new novel ‘Americanah’, first published in 2013 and winning the National Book Critics Circle Award (NBCC).

100 Years ago: Propaganda for Kids

100 Years ago: Propaganda for Kids

A French soldier is ridiculed in a German children’s book printed in the year 1915 during World War I. A small exhibition at the department of youth literature of Frankfurt’s university highlights some sad examples of propaganda meant to entertain the younger generation of that time. WW I began almost 100 years ago on July 28, 1914.