Aboud Saeed
Lebensgroßer Newsticker
[Life-Size News Ticker] Volte #4
In spring 2011, Syria witnessed a popular uprising against its government, which retaliated with a show of force. At about the same time, thirty-year-old Aboud Saeed began his own quite personal revolution — on Facebook, where he turned daily status updates into a transcript of his life. In Life-Size News Ticker, his second book, he tells of his childhood in northern Syria, his school years under the Baath regime, his life as a migrant worker in Lebanon, the start of the war, his flight to Turkey, and his arrival in Germany. The biographical accounts collected here concentrate on daily life in Syria in the 1990s and 2000s, a »period of chaos under the shadow of a family dictatorship«. They tell of personal conflicts within the home, because »the little incidental confrontations are echoes of the great wars«.
14.00 €

Author

Aboud Saeed

Editor

Jörn Dege, Nikola Richter, Mathias Zeiske

Co-publisher

mikrotext

Designer

Studio Matthias Görlich

Translator

Sandra Hetzl