On Friday, February 23, 2024, the independent Berlin publishing scene will be one step further. Susa AbdulMajid and Johann Wiede present their newly founded publishing house edition das Ausland and the three previous publications at their friendly Prenzlberg production location in Ausland.
edition das Ausland brings together young international and German-speaking positions from poetry, prose, essays and drama and sees itself as a publishing platform for authors and readers who think through their writing and seek and enable mutual discussion, learning and motivation. Literature as one Counter-speech to reality.
At the same time, the evening celebrates the release of the recently published volume of poetry by publishing director Susa AbdulMajid, Yohan lay comfortably in waterproof abysses. The volume with 16 poems and a poster is a lyrical examination of her coming of age, a cycle of the last 10 years.
“These texts are excuses not to make a phone call when it says: 'Susa, your cousin and then choked, spat out pearls and a new daughter. MTV lights up and Al Jazeera goes live: Pearl’s speech, straight outta DC and straight into my ear.”
Thaer Ayoub, Susa AbdulMajid and Johann Wiede will read and perform.