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Fikri Anıl Altıntaş grows up as the son of Turkish parents in a small town in Hesse. His father works as a Turkish teacher, his mother as a cleaner. It is a childhood in the midst of social housing blocks, marked by the urgent desire to be "German" and the bitter disappointment about the reality in Germany.

Portrait Fikri Anl Altnata
Portrait Fikri Anl Altnata © Benjamin Zibner

The longing to be seen and to find his own way as a Turkish-Muslim man is constantly growing. In the process, it is above all his relationship with his father that ultimately confronts him with the question: What does masculinity mean at all and how can it be understood and lived beyond the clichés?

In the midst of entrenched narratives, Fikri Anıl Altıntaş searches for the nuances. Radically honest, he looks back at himself and his family history to better understand the present.

An event by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with btb Verlag and Thalia Buchhandlung.

(Program in German)

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Pfefferberg - Theater