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A Life in four hours:
Munich. Frankfurt. Istanbul.

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Project Migration *

Alternately narrating and listening:
Hilal Sezgin and Jeanine Elif Dagyeli

Sunday, November 27th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hilal Sezgin
, born in Frankfurt in 1970, daughter of a German mother and a Turkish father, both of whom are Muslims and both academics. Hilal Sezgin is a philosopher, vegetarian, Muslim, book freak and cat lover. Since 1999 she has worked for the feuilleton department of the Frankfurter Rundschau, she has published a detective novel, her last book "Kleines ABC der Freiheiten" tells in short stories and side comments about the Bermuda triangle of unhappy love, women and life in the big city. She received an award from the German Association of Journalists in 2005 for her story about a young German-Turkish medical assistant. She is currently working on her book, "Typisch Türkin? Porträt einer neuen Generation" (Herder Verlag, Spring 2006).

Jeanine Elif Dagyeli, born in 1969, daughter of a German teacher and a Turkish journalist, translator and publisher. She was born in Munich into a left-secular home, but she grew up in a small town near Nuremberg, where she could only answer the constant questions about Turkey and Islam with a lot of imagination. Later she studied Islamic Studies, so she could finally answer these (and her own) questions. A few years ago, Jeanine Dagyeli took over her father's publishing house, additionally she works at the Oriental Studies Center in Halle/Saale.


* Projekt Migration is an initiative project of the Federal Culture Foundation.