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James-Simon-Galerie Co-Hosts the 19th ilb


The Berlin International Literature Festival (ilb) takes place from 11‒21 September 2019 with readings, discussion series and panels. A variety of ilb events will be held in the recently opened James-Simon-Galerie, which is also the main venue for the special event “Decolonizing Worlds II”.

Decolonizing Worlds II

The end of colonialism does not mean the end of colonial power structures. Colonial history continues to shape patterns of thought – and not only the formerly colonized are affected. Through literary readings and panel discussions, this series investigates the current traces of colonialism in science, literature and everyday life. We ask: how can the demands for decolonization be combined with the struggles for social justice and against racism? We also examine the question of the restitution of art from various perspectives.