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Literary Café | Diverse voices

Miðvikudagur 30. september 2020

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a pre-booking is needed before attending events at the Reykjavik City Library. We ensure at all times to follow the latest rules regarding social distancing and gathering restrictions. 

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Location of event: BERG, on the upper floor
Max participants: 40
The Café will be open.

Following the Black Lives Matter revolution books on racism increased in sales. But is it enough to read a book? What books are worth reading? What‘s the difference between fiction and non-fiction? Biographies and poetry?

The literary world is class-biased, just like the rest of the world. The strongest voices are often homogenous. This is a fact that many people are aware of, but still seems hard to change.

Where does the problem lie? Who‘s to blame? Publishers? Readers? Or does the problem lie way deeper in society‘s roots?

In the Literary Café Diverse Voices these questions will be addressed by Chanel Björk Sturludóttir, Helga Soffía Einarsdóttir and Jelena Ćirić. They will discuss literature in a political sense. What is their role and which books can give us a wider perspective, when it comes to racism, minorities and diverse cultural heritage?

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Further information:

Halla Þórlaug Óskarsdóttir, program manager
halla.thorlaug.oskarsdottir@reykjavik.is

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