Dževad Karahasan, born in Duvno/Yugoslavia in , is an author, playwright and essayist. The Siege of Sarajevo was the subject of the diary Exodus from a. Dzevad Karahasan. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Dzevad Karahasan». Dževad Karahasan is a Bosnian writer and philosopher. Karahasan was awarded with Herder Prize and Goethe Medal for his writings.

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All in all, I didn’t have any problems. Bosnian writer Dzevad Karahasan, a winner of this year’s Goethe Medal, explains why Sarajevo is his muse — but he sometimes needs to keep his distance.

It’s not quite as easy for others as it is for you – otherwise we wouldn’t have to talk so often about “dialogue” between cultures. You were born a Muslim, but raised a Christian and perhaps you experienced that as distance? Robber Hotzenplotz turns 50 Thieves never get old. Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley has played a wide range of characters in his day: But does such a dialogue really exist?

Waltzing in a bell-clad costume worn atop red lingerie? With its different religions, ethnicities and languages, Sarajevo is a city of many voices. And, above all, I’m afraid of simplifications!

COM has chosen English as your language setting. This little city has been burned, besieged, and nearly destroyed several times in its existence. In times of political turmoil, the cultural scene also aims to take a stand. Fear is the best instrument to enslave people. On the one hand, history is particularly evident in Sarajevo. Germany Germany’s New Years Eve fireworks ruining air quality By definition, a spirit creates distance from itself. And that’s what would later make you a bridge karaahasan in your career as a writer – which is one of karahasab reasons you are being awarded a Goethe Medal.


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Karahasam a comic book villain to a war hero to Gandhi. The news came ahead of the bicentennial of the 19th century German poet and novelist.

I communicated quite intensively with them and sort of grew up in three worlds, you could say. When you have a bit of distance, you can see and comprehend better. I really couldn’t have grown up without a certain distance to myself. Cologne arts academy aims to internationalize Around 35 percent of Cologne’s population has an ethnic minority background.

A look at superstitious rituals from around the continent, from the weird to the wonderful. A dialogue of cultures is constantly going on. COM in 30 languages. I think there are several explanations.

Culture Writer Karahasan values distance from himself Bosnian writer Dzevad Karahasan, a winner of this year’s Goethe Medal, explains why Sarajevo is his muse — but he sometimes needs to keep his distance. I was received with much warmth and friendliness. But it’s going on. You fled Bosnia in and now live in Sarajevo and Graz, and in other places as well.


It’s sometimes interrupted intentionally or when fear is provoked. Then I received a professorship in Salzburg. Did you have any similar experiences as a child?

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My father was a deeply rooted communist, by mother was Muslim, and very many friends of mine, including teachers, were Franciscans. These people do engage in dialogue. In that vein, the city’s new academy of the arts intends to enrich the international diversity of its culture scene. Business Global trade Did you feel like a bridge builder before?

That doesn’t work; as long as we are people, we are spiritual beings. That would mean that people dumb down when they enter a paradisiacal condition.

You can find more information in our data protection declaration. Yes, I think so. And ever since I’ve been telling stories – consciously telling stories – I try to tell about Sarajevo.