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Catch Kenyan Writer, Binyavanga Wainaina at the “International Week Against Racism” in Heidelberg and Munich

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Literary lover and Binyavanga Wainaina fans in Germany, you get a chance to meet with him at two events this month as he reads from his famous novel, “One Day I will Write About this Place”.



13th – 26th March is the International Week Against Racism. The city of Heidelberg has a week of activities planned to celebrate this occasion. The city under the motto, “100 % Menschenwürde – zusammen gegen Rassismus” () has organised close to 80 activities at the Interkulturellen Zentrum, Veranstaltungsaal 2, Bergheimer Str. 147, 69115 Heidelberg.

The week will kick-off with an opening ceremony on Monday, 13th at 5pm where the Mayor will launch the event. The seats at this event are limited and those interested in attending will be required to send an email to You may also send in a 60-seconds video on why you support the event, titled „Ich unterstütze die Heidelberger Wochen gegen Rassismus, weil…

To meet renowned Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina in Heidelberg however, that will be

on Tuesday, 21st March

from 7:30pm

at the Kleiner Saal, Interkulturellen Zentrum,

on Bergheimer Str. 147, 69115 Heidelberg

The reading will begin with opening comments by the Heidelberg Mayor, Wolfgang Erichson. Binyavanga will then read from his book, “One day I will write about this Place” („Eines Tages werde ich über diesen Ort schreiben. Erinnerungen“). Sieglinde Geisel, a journalist and author from Berlin will be the MC at the event.

More details on which events will be there, visit



Binyavanga will also be reading from the same book in Munich. He will read the English version will actor, Matthias Hirth, will read the German version. Sieglinde Geisel, will be the MC at this event as well.

If you’d like to attend the event, although the event is free, you will need to reserve ticket either by calling 089/9287810 or by sending an email to

on Wednesday 22nd March

from 8pm (20:00Uhr)

at the Stadtbibliothek Bogenhausen

on Rosenkavalierplatz 16, 81925 München

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