In the same city, under the same sky...
The book is a collection of thirty-five histories which make up the soundtrack of Anna Konik‘s video project In the same city, under the same sky..., recorded in response to the reluctance towards immigrants and the tragedies that accompany their journey to Europe. A collection of testimonies of immigrants from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Burma, Palestine,Turkey, Kurdistan, The Congo, Romania, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Somalia,Nigeria, Cameroon and Ecuador as well as Romani women, has been collected in a book which documents their fate. The book consists of five parts, and each of them of seven stories. All of these stories focus on the authentic experiences of women seeking a home and a life away from war,terrorism, poverty, sexual oppression and violence. Hardly any of these stories have a happy ending; many of the women are still at the point of building a new life. The records carry words of despair, fear, doubt, and at the same time indignation, demand for justice and understanding.
- This book was published with financial support of
- ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research Bielefeld University, The Marga and Kurt Möllgaard-Stiftung, Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes with the French Agence Nationale pour la Recherche under the program „Investissements d’avenir”