Hamed Abboud (Syrien)

Writer Hamed Abboud, born in Syria in 1987, studied telecommunications technology in Aleppo. At the end of 2012, he fled Syria due to the war. After a two-year odyssey, he landed in Austria in 2014.

In his prose texts, he focusses on his arrival and life in Europe: on the irritating encounter of different cultural mentalities and perspectives, as well as on the search for his own place in his new homeland. "Satirically counteracting, ironic and humorous, Hamed Abboud turns his own experiences through visually powerful associations and trains of thought ever further, until fate is still gained a good moment – no matter how small or absurd," writes the Viennese publisher "Korrespondenzen - Correspondence".


Raed Wahesh (Palestine / Syria)

is a Palestinian-Syrian poet, writer and journalist. He was born in Damascus in 1981 and lives in exile in Germany since 2013, currently in Hamburg.

Over the years, Wahesh developed a political writing style. He deals with social issues and addresses the war and destruction in his homeland. Wahesh has worked as a cultural editor for various Arabic-language newspapers. His prose volume published in 2015, "A Missing Piece of Damascus Sky", is based on his experiences during the revolution. His most recent texts deal with questions of exile, expulsion and uprooting.

The reading will be musically accompanied by Iman Khammar (Santur).

The reading will be followed by an artist talk on the subject of writing in exile, led by Helga Neumayer (Words & Worlds).


SUN, 03. April 2022


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Brunnengasse 71 / Yppenplatz
1160 Vienna


Covid-19 rules (Brunnenpassage):
2G certificate, FFP2 mask required.