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Sharon Dodua Otoo | Sydney | Goethe-Institut

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Sharon Dodua Otoo is an award-winning novelist and political activist. She writes prose as well as essays, edits a books series and curates a literature festival. In 2016, she won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, a major international literary award. She has four children and lives in Berlin.

As an activist, Sharon Dodua Otoo is associated with several political associations, including the ‘Initiative Black People in Germany’ and the Black queer feminist ‘ADEFRA’. In 2022, she curated the Black German Language Literature Festival “Resonances” in cooperation with Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen.

In 2023, Sharon Dodua Otoo will visit Australia for the first time, to present her debut novel ‘Adas Raum’ (English: ‘Ada’s Room’). The kaleidoscopic novel spans generations and continents, revealing the connections between four women in their struggle for survival. Ada’s Room has been translated into many languages.

The Goethe-Institut and the University of Sydney are proud to co-present Sharon Dodua Otoo here in Australia. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to listen to and connect with this exceptional author and thinker:

  • Date: Tuesday 28th of November, 2023
  • Address: Goethe-Institut in Sydney, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Format: Talk / Book Presentation / Q&A
  • Entry: FREE with Registration


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