Interview with Ghani Ataei | Photo: Rottkay
07.02.2017 • 19:00 • Box Freiraum
Iran is one of the most important host countries for Afghan refugees. Millions of Afghans have left their homeland to seek protection in their neighbouring country. But only one third of them have a residence permit; many move through the country illegally, working as day labourers. There are tensions between the Iranian majority and the Afghan community. Not only few see them as a burden on the system and as competitors for scarce resources. At a young age, the poets of »The Poetry Project« have crossed Iran as refugees. Today, they live in Berlin, expressing their experiences in poetry, thus building on Afghan and Persian traditions. Reading and conversation with Jamaluddin Sajjadi. The actress Lydia Schamschula and the philosopher Florian Goldberg read the poems in German.