Aukongo, Stefanie-Lahya

Aukongo, Stefanie-Lahya (c) Schwarzrund

Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo, born in East Berlin, is an intersectional artist whose social realities are reflected in all their art and political work. Lahya’s artistic content touches on de:privileges, decolonization, healing, individual as well as collective love and vulnerability. Lahya’s most recent publications include “Kalunga’s Child” (Rowohlt 2009) and “Buchstabengefühle – eine poetische Einmischung” (w_orten & meer 2018).

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Far From AN Island

Großes Parkett 8/6 € | Tickets



Opening your mouth means getting involved. Spoken Word is poetic, performative, political, socially engaged and artistically diverse. Over the course of two separate evenings, ten national and international poets will present their poetic work. The invited authors have written texts that bear witness to experiences of exclusion and discrimination, the struggle for sexual freedom, self-determination and climate catastrophe – or simply the search for closeness and love. Whether spoken, sung or rapped – those who speak here speak for themselves, but also for and with others. Begging the question: How can we listen to each other, learn from each other and imagine living and writing together?


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