By signing a partnership agreement, the Leipzig Book Fair and TRADUKI have strengthened their successful cooperation. This partnership was preceded by a close cooperation since 2009, following which the Leipzig Book Fair joined TRADUKI as an associated partner. The cooperation started with the program “Focus Southeast Europe”, jointly developed by Alida Bremer, the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Association KURS from Croatia.
Within the Belgrade cycle of lectures On Oblivion and Forgotten Ones, on November 7 dr. Stanislava Barać held a lecture on the life of the writer and activist Mitra Mitrović (1912-2001). In the lecture, she discussed the question to what extent could the suppressed memories on Yugoslav revolutionaries – if they got public attention again – cause the prevailing opinion on the past to sway.
The playwright Tanja Šljivar from Bosnia and Herzegovina spent the month of October in Pristina as a writer in residence. Toward the end of her stay, on October 26, she presented her works to readers from Kosovo. She discussed with the host Ervina Halili the topic Sexuality in and out literature and gave some insights in the process of writing her new theatre play.